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Record Number: 1491


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to William and Mary Wordsworth, 3 May [1812]: '[John] is reading a Story Book of Algernon [Montagu]'s at home and you would be surprised to hear how well he reads it; yet when he is reading a Book that does not interest him he seems to read it just as ill as ever.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 May 1812 and 31 May 1812

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 reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

John Wordsworth

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1803

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

(Apparently) Dorothy Wordsworth, aunt of John.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[a story book]

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

1491

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

12

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 12, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1491, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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