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Johann Christoph von Schiller

  

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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller : 

'like the great man [Carlyle] himself, [Mary Smith] studied Fichte, Schiller and Goethe'.

Century: 1800-1849 / 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Smith      Print: Book

  

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller : The Robbers

"[S. T.] C[oleridge] stayed up until one o'clock in the morning to read Tytler's translation of The Robbers ... "

Century: 1700-1799 / 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Taylor Coleridge      Print: Book

  

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller : The Death of Wallenstein

'On 16 March 1840 W[ordsworth] told [Henry Crabb] Robinson that "C[oleridge]. translated the 2nd part of Wallenstein under my roof at Grasmere from MSS ..."'

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Century:      Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Taylor Coleridge      

  

Johann Christoph von Schiller : The Robbers

Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 20 February 1814: ' ... redde the Robbers.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon Lord Byron      Print: Book

  

Johann Christoph von Schiller : unknown

Byron to Augusta Leigh, 20 September 1816 ("Alpine Journal"), on evening arrival at inn: 'nine o clock -- going to bed ... women gabbling below -- read a French translation of Schiller ...'

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Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon Lord Byron      

  

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller : 

'Weaver-novelist William Holt extolled the standard greats ("Noble Carlyle; virtuous Tolstoi; wise Bacon; jolly Rabelais; towering Plato...") and, having taught himself German, memorized Schiller while working at the looms. But he did not limit himself to classics: "I read omnivorously, greedily, promiscuously", from dime novels and G.A. Henty to Hardy and Conrad. Holt disparaged popular authors such as Ethel M. Dell and Elinor Glyn for "peddling vulgar narcotics", yet he was closely attuned to the mass reading public. His own autobiography sold a quarter of a million copes and he once owned a fleet of bookmobiles. He reconciled taste with populism through this logic: though most readers consume a certain amount of junk, it does them no harm because they recognize it as junk'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: William Holt      Print: Book

  

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller : Cabal and Love

Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 31 July-2 August 1796: 'Have you read Cabal & Love? in spite of a translation for which the translator deserves hanging the fifth act is dreadfully affecting.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Southey      Print: Book

  

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller : The Ghost Seer

Robert Southey to Horace Walpole Bedford, 29-30 August 1796: '[Matthew] Lewis's poetry is contemptible except the Water King & Alonzo & Imogine of which the story is bad & the most striking part very inferior to what appears to me its original the Franciscan monk at the marriage of Lorenzo in the Ghost-Seer of Frederick Schiller. an author compared to whom the sublimity of Eschylus & Shakespere is little have you read Fiesco? Stodhard of Christ Church is one of the translators. you may hear something of him from Collins if you still retain his acquaintance: with friendship I believe him totally unacquainted.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Southey      Print: Book

  

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller : Fiesco; or the Genoese Conspiracy: A Tragedy

Robert Southey to Horace Walpole Bedford, 29-30 August 1796: '[Matthew] Lewis's poetry is contemptible except the Water King & Alonzo & Imogine of which the story is bad & the most striking part very inferior to what appears to me its original the Franciscan monk at the marriage of Lorenzo in the Ghost-Seer of Frederick Schiller. an author compared to whom the sublimity of Eschylus & Shakespere is little have you read Fiesco? Stodhard of Christ Church is one of the translators. you may hear something of him from Collins if you still retain his acquaintance: with friendship I believe him totally unacquainted.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Southey      Print: Book

  

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