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Record Number: 20478


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I know not what Prince Leopold will say to it [the character of Athelstane]. He had a bad cold and Sir Robert Gardiner went to keep him company and read "Ivanhoe" to him last Saturday. He was so delighted he would not let him leave off till one in the morning, and entered with the zeal of a contemporary into the Saxon cause'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1820 and 11 Feb 1820

Country:

England

Time

evening
night

Place:

other location: home of Prince Leopold

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:

Robert Gardiner

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Prince Leopold


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Ivanhoe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20478

Source:

Print

Author:

Louisa Stuart

Editor:

R. Brimley Johnson

Title:

Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1926

Vol:

n/a

Page:

172

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The (London, 1926), p. 172, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20478, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter to Louisa Clinton.

   
   
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