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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 6344


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Uncle William] read everything: all the classic works in all the languages he had ever known, or not quite forgotten: Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian; a bit of each every day; and when he was late for dinner, it was always because he was "just finishing a paragraph". He was very shy about it, and would be caught hiding Homer under a pile of papers, and have to be gently coaxed out into the open to talk about him. "Fine fellow, old Homer", he would say; or "Fine fellow, old Go-eethe"'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

William Darwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1839

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

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:

Johannn Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction, Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Science

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6344

Source:

Print

Author:

Gwen Raverat

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Period Piece

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

181

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gwen Raverat, Period Piece, (London, 1952), p. 181, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6344, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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