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Record Number: 17431


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am staggering through Goethe as fast as I can - that is very slowly - Schiller was nothing to this - Goe[z] puzzled me so excessively that I thought it adviseable to let it alone for a little and try something else - I chose Stella as I had read it in french and with great difficulty I have got through it and part of Clavigo - I do not think I shall like Goethe much unless he improves greatly-'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

20 Jan 1823

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haddington
specific address: Family home

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:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

n/a

Occupation:

N/A

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

Stella

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17431

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

294

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 294, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17431, accessed: 06 May 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 28th February 1823, written at Haddington. Pages 294 - 296 in this edition. Estimated date range based on JBW's previous letter dated 10 February - she seems to have started on these works since then.

   
   
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