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Record 1416

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Dorothy Wordsworth, on visit to Catherine Clarkson at Bury St Edmunds, to William Wordsworth and Sara Hutchinson, 14 August 1810: 'In the afternoon we looked over half the drawings from Chaucer, and read as much of the prologue ... the next day looked over the rest of the drawings to my great delight, and read the Knight's Tale.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1810 and 14 Aug 1810
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Church of England
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: Geoffrey Chaucer
Title: The Canterbury Tales
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1416  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years Part I (1806-1811)
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1969
  Vol: 1
  Page: 423
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years Part I (1806-1811) (Oxford, 1969), 1, p. 423, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1416, accessed: 25 May 2019

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