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Record Number: 20781


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read the Italian - nothing in it is well'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1742 and 31 Dec 1742

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Samuel Johnson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Sep 1709

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Anglican

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:

[unknown]

Title:

['The Italian' - unknown text]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20781

Source:

Print

Author:

James Boswell

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

Life of Johnson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

114

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell , R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 114, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20781, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Originally published 1791. Letter to Mr Cave.

   
   
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