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Record Number: 1377


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thomas Moore on encountering W[ordsworth] in Paris on 24 Oct. 1820: 'A young Frenchman called in, and it was amusing to hear him and Wordsworth at cross purposes on the subject of "Athalie"; Wordsworth saying that he did not wish to see it acted, as it would never come up to the high imagination he had formed in reading 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:

Adult (18-100+)

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:

Jean Racine

Title:

Athalie

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1377

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:

114

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 114, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1377, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 204 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799. Moore quotation from Lord John Russell, ed., Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, 8 vols (1853-56) 3:159.

   
   
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