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Record Number: 17438


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Boccac[c]io I return! - I have read the introduction and three of the tales which I took by chance from different parts of the book - in the two first my choice was fortunate and I was inclined to think the work had been belied - the third was enough - I will never open the book again -'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 28 Feb 1823 and 24 Mar 1823

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haddington
specific address: Family home

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:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

n/a

Occupation:

N/A

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Giovanne Boccaccio

Title:

Decomerone o ver Cento Novelle

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Three tales (ie not the complete work)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17438

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

311 - 312

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 311 - 312, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17438, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 24 March 1823, written at Haddington. Estimated date range based on date of her previous letter to him (28th February) in which she discusses the fact that she has only read the description of the plague.

   
   
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