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Record Number: 19941


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Could you learn for me which is Lafontaine's best novel in one moderate volume? I have read his Raphael (in French), his Rudolph von Werdenberg, and his Tinchen (in German): there is genius in all of these, but whether any of them is among the best of his half-a-century of works, I have no means of ascertaining.'

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:

Male

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:

Auguste Heinrich Julius Lafontaine

Title:

Rudolph von Werdenberg

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1800

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19941

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:

318

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. 318, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19941, accessed: 16 April 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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