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Record Number: 30382


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have found Voltaire's ''Louis XIV. very pleasant and short, leaving out all the battles. Voltaire seems so impressed with his magnanimity and generosity ... V. seems really to forget where the money came from.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 12 Apr 1896

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge
specific address: The Grove

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:

Emma Darwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 May 1808

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Unitarian

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:

Voltaire

Title:

The Age of Lewis XIV

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

30382

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Henrietta Litchfield

Title:

Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1915

Vol:

V2

Page:

309

Additional Comments:

Letter from Emma Darwin to her daughter Henrietta. 12 April,1896.

Citation:

Henrietta Litchfield (ed.), Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896 (New York, 1915), V2, p. 309, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=30382, accessed: 21 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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