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Record Number: 18702


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'...he read "360 pages of Plato (Bekker's text) in a fortnight" . . . and ten days later reported "I have finished Plato and am now labouring in Aristotle's Ethics" . . . what hideous Greek the man wrote!'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1898 and 31 Oct 1898

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Broughton

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:

John Buchan

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

26 Aug 1875

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

an Oxford student at time of this reading

Religion:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Plato

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Classics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book, scholarly edition

Publication Details

Bekker's text

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18702

Source:

Print

Author:

Janet Adam Smith

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Buchan: A Biography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

n/a

Page:

70

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Janet Adam Smith, John Buchan: A Biography (London, 1965), p. 70, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18702, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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