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Record Number: 30819


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Up pretty late. Breakfasted with M. de P. who told me travellers' tales. Long talk with him afterwards. He then gave me "Mireille" which I proceeded to read. '

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

28 May 1898

Country:

at sea (Indian Ocean, between Djibouti and Suez)

Time

daytime

Place:

other location: on board ship (?the 'Salazie')

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:

Gertrude Bell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Jul 1868

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Oxford graduate, language student, yet to take up formal occupation as archaeologist and political advisor

Religion:

Christian (Anglican) later declared herself atheist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

at sea (Indian Ocean, between Djibouti and Suez)

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Frédéric Mistral

Title:

Mireille (Mirèio)

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1859, presumably being read in Mistral's own trans. from Occitan into French

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30819

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University Library http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk

Additional Information:

Diary entry 28 May 1898 http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk/diary_details.php?diary_id=1853

Citation:

Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University Library http://www.gerty.ncl.ac.uk, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=30819, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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