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Record Number: 9369


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Willie first read Goethe's "Faust" and "Wilhelm Meister" (later the subject of a major essay) in Heidelberg'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1891

Country:

Germany

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Heidelberg

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:

Somerset Maugham

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1874

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later writer

Religion:

christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

Faust

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9369

Source:

Print

Author:

Jeffrey Meyers

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Somerset Maugham

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

2004

Vol:

n/a

Page:

24

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jeffrey Meyers, Somerset Maugham, (New York, 2004), p. 24, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9369, accessed: 08 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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