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Record 25780

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I began the "Poissons" regularly; pretty hard work; finished "Kenilworth". I think Amy deserved her fate, she is unworthy of being one of Scott's heroines. The book wants both a hero and a heroine, for Tressilian, who is unsuccessful in almost all he does, is too unlucky. Leicester too vacillating. Raleigh and Elizabeth have more of the interest, or of claim to it at least.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 2 Sep 1841
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Leamington
   
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:John Ruskin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Feb 1819
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: art critic and social critic
Religion: Church of England (evangelical)
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: Louis Agassiz
Title: Recherches sur les poissons fossiles
Genre: Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25780  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Joan Evans
  Title: The diaries of John Ruskin
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1956
  Vol: 1
  Page: 211
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Ruskin, Joan Evans (ed.), The diaries of John Ruskin (Oxford, 1956), 1, p. 211, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25780, accessed: 26 August 2019

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