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Record Number: 6577


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'His plan was to make use of me as a talking dictionary and grammar, confining my teachings exclusively to the answering of such questions as he thought fit to put. Having made this arrangement he produced a copy of the "Vicar of Wakefield", and, commencing at the title-page, read it after me, looking to me for translation as he went along. In this way we got through four or five pages in the course of the first hour.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1828 and 31 Dec 1828

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Journalist

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

France

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

Charles Manby Smith


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oliver Goldsmith

Title:

Vicar of Wakefield

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6577

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Manby Smith

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The working man's way in the world

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1857

Vol:

n/a

Page:

100

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Manby Smith, The working man's way in the world, (London, 1857), p. 100, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6577, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Around 1828.

   
   
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