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Record Number: 33605


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I can remember at the age of fourteen the tranquillity which a first reading of the Phaedon, the death of Socrates, gave me - a widening of the bounds of life which even then I felt to be essential.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 31 Jan 1907 and 31 Jan 1908

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Dronero
county: Piemonte

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:

Freya Stark

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

31 Jan 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Travel writer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Moses Mendelssohn

Title:

Phaedon

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Not known if read in German or in translation

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33605

Source:

Print

Author:

Freya Stark

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Coast of Incense: Autobiography 1933-1939

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

n/a

Page:

2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Freya Stark, The Coast of Incense: Autobiography 1933-1939, (London, 1953), p. 2, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33605, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Dame Freya Madeline Stark (31 January 1893 - 9 May 1993) was a British traveller and explorer. Stark's childhood was spent in Italy, mainly in Dronero (Piemonte) and later in Asolo (Veneto). It is not known if Stark read the book in German (which she could read from childhood) or in English translation.

   
   
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