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Record Number: 5521


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have likewise read "Gil Blas", with unbounded admiration of the abilities of Le Sage.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1815 and 23 Aug 1815

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

specific address: Aspenden Hall, England

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 Babington Macaulay

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Oct 1800

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Historian / critic

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Le Sage

Title:

Gil Blas

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5521

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Editor:

George Otto Trevelyan

Title:

Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

n/a

Page:

55

Additional Comments:

Letter of 23 August, 1815

Citation:

Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, (Oxford, 1971), p. 55, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5521, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Read shortly before August 23, 1815

   
   
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