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Record Number: 1779


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Thomas De Quincey] got round to reading ... [Hannah More, Coelebs in Search of a Wife] only in late June or early July [1809], when "I read about 40 pages in the 1st. vol: such trash I really never did read."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1809 and 31 Jul 1809

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:

Thomas De Quincey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Aug 1785

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:

Hannah More

Title:

Coelebs in Search of a Wife

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols, 1808

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1779

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

153

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 153, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1779, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 291 of Wu (1995); quotation from John E. Jordan, De Quincey to Wordsworth: A Biography of a Relationship (1962) 241.

   
   
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