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Record Number: 3125


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Gladstone's reading habits were described in "The Home Life of Mr. Gladstone," Young Man (January 1892): "He was most particular, it said, in mantaining variety in his reading and, during the previous summer, had on hand Dr Langer's Roman History (in German) for morning reading, Virgil for afternoon, and a novel in the evening."'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1891 and 31 Dec 1891

Country:

unknown

Time

daytime

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:

Wiliam Ewart Gladstone

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Dec 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Prime Minister

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Virgil

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3125

Source:

Print

Author:

Philp Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

48 n.118

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philp Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918, (Oxford, 2006), p. 48 n.118, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3125, accessed: 18 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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