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Record Number: 3561


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter 8/2/1863 - "I'm afraid to speak like the wicked girl in the fairy tale - who let - not pearls fall from her lips."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

Probably Britain, but the author did travel to Europe on extended tours

Time

n/a

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:

John Ruskin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Feb 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer and art critic

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Probably Britain, but the author did travel to Europe on extended tours

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oliver Goldsmith

Title:

The Vicar of Wakefield

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit, Fairy tale

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3561

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Virginia Surtees

Title:

Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

46-48

Additional Comments:

Editor's footnote - "Two toads and two vipers fell from her lips."From letter dated 8/2/1863 to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford

Citation:

John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton., (London, 1972), p. 46-48, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3561, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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