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Record Number: 28572


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'With my own share of the Packet I feel not less contented. Especially glad was I to find my old favourite the Wanderjahre so considerably enlarged: the new portions of the Book it was my very first business to read; and I can already discover no little matter for reflexion in that wonderful Makarie, and the many other extensions, and new tendencies, which that most beautiful of all Fragments has hereby acquired.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 3 Oct 1829 and 3 Nov 1829

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Craigenputtoch

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed 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 Meisters Wanderjahre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1821; full edition 1829

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28572

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:

5

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C. R. Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 5, p. 27, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28572, accessed: 06 May 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Goethe, dated 3rd November 1829. Pages 26-29 in this edition. Date range based on date of this letter (in which he thanks Goethe for the package), and an earlier reference in the letter to it having arrived 4 weeks earlier.

   
   
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