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Record Number: 7210


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Read Goethe's "Maxims in the Wanderjahre". Then we compared several scenes of "Hamlet" in Schlegel's translation with the original. It is generally very close and often admirably done but Shakespeare's strong concrete language is almost always weakened'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

7 Jan 1855

Country:

Germany

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Berlin

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

George Eliot [pseud]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Nov 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

Maxims, in Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7210

Source:

Print

Author:

George Eliot [pseud]

Editor:

Margaret Harris

Title:

The Journals of George Eliot

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

42

Additional Comments:

Co editor Judith Johnston

Citation:

George Eliot [pseud], Margaret Harris (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot, (Cambridge, 1998), p. 42, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7210, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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