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Record Number: 7932


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On the next day (Saturday 9th) I went to Canterbury in the diligence, during w'ch I amused myself with reading part of Voltaire's "Candide", w'ch having read a great many years ago at Salisbury & almost forgot, I bought the day before in duodecimo. Having dined at the King's Head I went out & got "Caleb Williams" of w'ch I had heard much & of w'ch I read great part of the 1st vol. in the evening at the King's Head (where I also supp'd & slept) leaving the 2d. vol of "Candide" to read on my return to London.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

9 Apr 1796

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

Canterbury
other location: at King's Head inn

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:

John Marsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 May 1752

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Composer / gentleman

Religion:

n/a

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:

William Godwin

Title:

Things as they are, or The Adventures of Caleb Williams

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7932

Source:

Print

Author:

John Marsh

Editor:

Brian Robins

Title:

The Journals of John Marsh

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

602

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The Journals of John Marsh, (New York, 1998), p. 602, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7932, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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