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Record Number: 19584


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I like the books which we purchased though the Physiological Botany is rather too minute & supposes the Reader a Learner indeed. The Travels are I think really good & good humoured. Faust was not so terrific as I apprehended from the seduction of a Philosopher by an evil Spirit. I verily think that Business is conducted better (than in far more ostentatious works) in the Arabian Tales, (not Nights) where a pious old Lady is wrought upon by her Vanity into Compliance with a Devil who takes the Character of a pious old Man:I want this second part of these strange Tales & to have done with the Subject of Books I treated myself with Warton's History of Poetry: I have long wished for it, but the Quarto edition was so dear 5 that I waited for a Octavo & it is just published: it has a great deal of dull Matter but with much Information & Amusement & moreover it is in the way of my Vocation. There is a good Print of the Author & John having seen that, I believe has no wish to look a page further.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 29 Oct 1824

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Trowbridge

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:

George Crabbe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Dec 1754

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman and poet

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

Faust

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
bought in Bath


Source Information:

Record ID:

19584

Source:

Print

Author:

George Crabbe

Editor:

Thomas Faulkner

Title:

Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

305-6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe, (Oxford, 1985), p. 305-6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19584, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Assistant editor Rhonda Blair. Letter to George Crabbe, Jr.

   
   
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