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Record Number: 18145


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am much charmed with Wilhelm Meister, the book I had begun to read with much prejudice of mind & forebodings that I should not like it, as I had been told such would be the case- but on the contrary I have met with nothing for a long time that pleased me half so well, or that has suggested to me so many profitable trains of thought-'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1824 and 10 Jul 1824

Country:

Unknown

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:

Julia Kirkpatrick Strachey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

Unknown

Religion:

Unknown

Country of Origin:

Unknown

Country of Experience:

Unknown

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

First published 1795-96, here refers to translation by TC published 1824

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18145

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:

127

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. 127, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18145, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Alexander Carlyle, dated 11th August 1824 written at Birmingham. Pages 124-127 in this edition. Extract from Mrs Strachey's letter is given in a footnote to a reference Carlyle makes to her having read it. I have taken the identification Mrs Strachey from "Carlyle Letters Online" database.

   
   
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