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Record Number: 19933


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Of Richter I yet know little; I have looked into his Herbst-Bluminen, his Flegaljahre, and am now reading his Fibel. It is easy to see already that next to Goethe (and Tieck?) he is the best man in Germany: but his extravagance and barbarism will render the task of selecting from him one of some difficulty.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Unknown

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 Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed Calvinist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Title:

Leben Fibels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1812

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19933

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

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:

3

Page:

317

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 317, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19933, accessed: 13 July 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Henry Crabb Robinson dated 29th April 1825, written at Haddington (Scotland). Pages 316-319 in this edition. Information on author / book title given in editor's notes. No specific dates are given, but from his other correspondence at this time it appears to be recent.

   
   
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