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Record Number: 23641


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was very much obliged by your copy of Doering's Jean Paul and the manuscript sent along with it; whch tho' too late for assisting my printed critical labours I perused with great interest. My curiosity indeed was rather excited than satisfied by the strange 'string of shreds and patches' which Doering calls a Life; but Richter is a subject of such attraction that any account of him however meagre was peculiarly welcome.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1826 and 4 Dec 1826

Country:

Scotland

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:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

JMH Doring

Title:

Jean Paul Richters Leben

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1781, revised 1826

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23641

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:

4

Page:

162

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 4, p. 162, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23641, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to NH Julius, dated 4th December, written at 21 Comley Bank, Edinburgh. Pages 160-164 in this edition. Date range is an estimate based on the reference Carlyle makes at the beginning of this letter, that the acknowledgement of the books that Julius sent him is 'a debt which for several months has lain heavy on my conscience'.

   
   
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