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Record 10938

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'took "Joan of Arc" to the library. I think the 4 first books, are much superior to any which follow, if we except the 9th [in margin: & the vision of the Maid] but even that [Book 9] contains something rather disgusting towards the beginning. His descriptions of battles are sometimes confused.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 10 Jun 1799
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Sheffield
location in dwelling: home
   
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:Joseph Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Feb 1783
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice at Hadfield & Co, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Religion: Presbyterian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Southey
Title: Joan of Arc, An Epic Poem
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10938  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: ADD MSS 24879
  Page/folio: 49

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. ADD MSS 24879, p. 49, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10938, accessed: 22 August 2019

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