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Record Number: 11321


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Your common student wrote to me about Blackwood's Magazine, shewing who wrote in it and who spoke of it; he talks about 'Kenilworth a Romance'; he then describes his stomach-complaints, and wishes me better fortune, sometimes the dog even pities me.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

9 Jan 1821

Country:

unknown

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:

[unknown student] anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

student

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom

Country of Experience:

unknown

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Kenilworth

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

First published January 1821

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11321

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

303

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 303, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11321, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to John Carlyle, dated 9th January 1821, written at Edinburgh. Pages 302 - 305 in this edition. Estimated date range based on Editor's note which states that the novel had been published that week.

   
   
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