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Record Number: 1057


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

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

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Scotby

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:

Mary Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1822

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

governess, later schoolmistress

Religion:

Nonconformist

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:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry, Philosophy, Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1057

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

46

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, (New Haven, 2001), p. 46, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1057, accessed: 06 May 2021


Additional Comments:

See Mary Smith, 'The Autobiography of Mary Smith, Schoolmistress and Nonconformist' (London, 1892).

   
   
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