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Record 17197

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I taught myself besides to read Spanish - for having found a Spanish "Don Quixote" lying about, which no-one claimed, I took possession of it, bought a grammar and dictionary, and set to work to master the contents of the book which I knew so well by name'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1831 and 31 Dec 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight
   
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:Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1815
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: later 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: Miguel de Cervantes
Title: Don Quixote
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in Spanish
Provenance: Found

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 17197  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1907
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 43
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 43, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=17197, accessed: 26 May 2019

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