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Record Number: 11244


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the old solitary years, a long time ago, by the shores of Canadian rapids, on the edge of West Indian swamps, his Virgil had been an inestimable solace to him...The book was a Delphin edition of 1798, which had followed him in all his wanderings; ther was a great scratch on the sheep-skin cover that a thorn had made in a forest of Alabama.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1848

Country:

Canada, West Indies, United States (Alabama)

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Philip Gosse

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1810

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

zoological writer

Religion:

Plymouth Brethren

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Canada, West Indies, United States (Alabama)

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Virgil

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11244

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Father and Son: a study of two temperments

Place of Publication:

Keele: Ryburn Publishing

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

120-121

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son: a study of two temperments, (Keele: Ryburn Publishing, 1994), p. 120-121, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11244, accessed: 18 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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