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Record Number: 24044


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'And so she plunged into early Spanish literature and history, working at it in the Bodeleian with the fervour that comes from knowing that your subject is your very own, or at least that it has only been traversd before by dear, musty German scholars. There was hard practice here in the reading of German and Latin, let alone the Spanish poems and chronicles themselves, but after a couple of years of it there was little she did not know about the "Poema de Cid", or the Visigothic invasion, or the reign of [italics] Aldfonso el Sabio [end italics]'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 11 Jun 1867 and 11 Jun 1871

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oxford
specific address: Bodleian Library

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:

Mary Arnold

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

11 Jun 1851

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later writer

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

born in Australia of English parents

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Mrs Ward



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[Latin and German writings about early Spanish literature]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in Latin and german

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

24044

Source:

Print

Author:

Janet Penrose Trevelyan

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1923

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Janet Penrose Trevelyan, The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward (London, 1923), p. 21, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24044, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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