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Record Number: 1175


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Attacking W[ordsworth]'s 'one-sidedness' in 1840, De Quincey records: 'One of Mrs Radcliffe's romances, viz. 'The Italian,' he had, by some strange accident, read, - read, but only to laugh at it ... '"

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

William Wordsworth

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Apr 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ann Radcliffe

Title:

The Italian

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published in 3 vols, 1797

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1175

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

115

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 115, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1175, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

From entry 205 (iii) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799; quote from The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, ed. David Masson (14 vols, 1889-90) vol. 3 p. 206.

   
   
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