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Record Number: 17437


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have finished the second volume of Gibbon the article on Christianity is real capital - Goethe gets no easier. I am near the end of Egmont which I like infinitely better than then two following pieces - At last I am begnining to recognise the Goethe you admire -'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 28 Feb 1823 and 24 Mar 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:

Egmont

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17437

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:

311

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. 311, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17437, accessed: 06 May 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 24 March 1823, written at Haddington. Estimated date range based on date of her previous letter to him (28th February) in which she discusses other Goethe works that she has been reading - it likely that she has only started it since she last wrote.

   
   
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