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Record 7850

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Fanny Kemble, 22 July 1831, following record of discussion with her aunt Dall in which the prospect was raised of her having to give up her career and personal wealth if she should marry: 'I took up Dante, and read about the devils boiled in pitch, which refreshed my imagination and cheered my spirits very much'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 22 Jul 1831
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
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:Fanny Kemble
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Nov 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Actress
Religion: unknown
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: Dante Alighieri
Title: The Divine Comedy (Purgatorio)
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7850  
Source - Print  
  Author: Fanny Kemble
  Editor: Catherine Clinton
  Title: Fanny Kemble's Journals
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Fanny Kemble, Catherine Clinton (ed.), Fanny Kemble's Journals (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000), p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7850, accessed: 22 April 2019

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