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Record Number: 18477


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At home all day. Read Goethe's Life, and Tweddell's remains. The latter is very invigorating, showing great animation of soul, joined to a high moral character. Goethe's Life does not make the reader love him - not as far as I have read at least'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: at 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:

Charlotte Bury

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

18 Feb 1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

lady-in-waiting

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

[possibly] Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18477

Source:

Print

Author:

Charlotte Bury

Editor:

A. Francis Steuart

Title:

Diary of a Lady-In-Waiting, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1908

Vol:

II

Page:

195

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-In-Waiting, The, (London, 1908), II, p. 195, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18477, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Chronology unclear as ever with Charlotte Bury's diary and included letters - before 1820. This may be the work referred to, or she may mean a biography of Goethe.

   
   
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