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Record Number: 18126


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Jack tells me you are reading Meister: this surprises me; if I did not recollect your love for me, I shoudl not be able to account for it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

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:

Margaret A. Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Dec 1753

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

none

Religion:

Calvinist

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:

Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Translation by Thomas Carlyle first published 1824

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18126

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

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:

3

Page:

107

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 107, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18126, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Margaret A. Carlyle dated 6 July 1824, written at 4 Myddleton Terrace, Pentonville, London. Pages 103-107 in this edition.

   
   
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