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Record Number: 17660


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Joseph Arnould to Robert Browning, 19 December 1847: 'My dear Browning do you know the German transcendental writers at all -- especially [italics]Fichte[end italics]? an enterprising American bookseller here has been translating all his exoteric works i.e. all except his Formal System of Metaphysics -- the titles will show you the nature of the Books[:] "The destination of Man" "The nature & vocation of the scholar" "Characteristics of the present age" [...] I have been reading them with that engrossing, rapt, concentrated attention which no book can command except one which speaks to the very soul of the reader: formalized in Fichte's books I find what has long been hovering vaguely before my own mind as truth: especially on Religion & Christianity. Do READ THEM -- they are not costly[,] the price of the hitherto published is as follows Characteristics of the Present Age 7s Vocation of the Scholar 2s The Destination of Man 3s 6d'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1845 and 31 Dec 1847

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:

Joseph Arnould

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Barrister

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Title:

Characteristics of the Present Age

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In English translation by William Smith, one of titles in 'The Catholic Series' appearing 1845-1849

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17660

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

14

Page:

349

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1998), 14, p. 349, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17660, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

Series in which text appeared published by John Chapman, not an American publisher, but an agent for American publishers (see p.351 n.8 in source).

   
   
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