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Record Number: 1419


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Extract of letter from S. T. Coleridge to William Wordsworth, given in 30 December 1810 letter from Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson: "'I amused myself a day or two ago on reading a Romance in Mrs Radcliffe's style with making out a scheme which was to serve for all Romances a priori ... '"

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1810 and 31 Oct 1810

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:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Oct 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

[a romance in the style of Ann Radcliffe]

Genre:

Fiction, romance

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1419

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:

458-59

Additional Comments:

n/a

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. 458-59, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1419, accessed: 04 December 2022


Additional Comments:

p.458 n.2 cites Earl Leslie Griggs as believing Coleridge's letter to be dated "early October 1810".

   
   
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