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Record Number: 7330


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At present, I am reading a stupid play of Kotzebue's - but to-night I am to have the history of Frederick the Great from Irving. I will make an affu' struggle to read a good deal of it & of the Italian in Summer - when at home.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 Mar 1819

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed Calvinist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue

Title:

Unknown

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7330

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letter of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

173

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letter of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 173, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7330, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle dated 29th March 1819, written at Edinburgh. Pages 171-173 in this edition. Dates of experience are an estimate based on the date of Carlyle's last letter to his brother (dated 23rd February 1819) where he does not mention this play, and the current letter.

   
   
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