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Record 3152

Reading Experience:

Before breakfast from 7 3/4 to 9 1/4, from 10 3/4 to 2 1/2 (including an interruption of 20 minutes)read from V.1304 to 1527, end of Philoctetes of Sophlocles, & afterwards from p.288 to 296, end of vol.2 Adams translation of the 7 remaining plays of Sophlocles...I feel myself improved & only hope to be going on prosperously [plans further improvement]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 24 Mar 1821
Country: England
Time: morning: Before breakfast from 7:45 to 9:15
daytime: from 10.45-2.30pm
Place: 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:Anne Lister
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 3 Apr 1791
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Heir to land and industrial property at Shibden Hall, near Halifax, Yorks. [inherits 1824]
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sophocles
Title: Philoctetes
Genre: Classics, Drama
Form of Text:
Publication details: Greek
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3152  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Lister
  Editor: Helena Whitbread
  Title: I know my own heart: The Diaries of Anne Lister 1791-1840
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 149
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Lister, Helena Whitbread (ed.), I know my own heart: The Diaries of Anne Lister 1791-1840 (London, 1988), p. 149,, accessed: 02 June 2020

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