Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 1240


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth reflects on prospect that her brother William might turn to newspaper journalism for a living: 'This reminds me of the last Edinburgh Review which I saw at Mr. Wilson's. There never was such a compound of despicable falsehood, malevolence and folly as the concluding part of the Review of Burns's Poems (which was ... all that I thought it worth while to read being the only part in which my Brother's works are alluded to).'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1809 and 1 May 1809

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:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

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:

Title:

Edinburgh Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

1240

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1969

Vol:

1

Page:

326

Additional Comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Thomas De Quincey, 1 May [1809].

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1969), 1, p. 326, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1240, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design