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Record Number: 7503


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The "Prometheus" in the morning'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

10 Feb 1858

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: Richmond

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:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Aeschlyus [?]

Title:

Prometheus

Genre:

Classics, Drama, drama, if it is Aeschlyus

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7503

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:

73

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Judith Johnston

Citation:

George Eliot (pseud.), Margaret Harris (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot, (Cambridge, 1998), p. 73, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7503, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Given Eliot's other reading at this time the Aeschlyus play is the most likely Prometheus, rather than e.g. Goethe's, Byron's or Shelley's poems.

   
   
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