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Record Number: 26709


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday, 28 June 1827: 'Visited on invitation a fine old little commodore Trunnion who, in reading a part of Napoleon's history with which he had himself been interested as commanding a flotilla, thought he had detected a mistake, but was luckily mistaken to my great delight.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1827 and 28 Jun 1827

Country:

n/a

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Naval officer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Life of Napoleon

Genre:

History, Biography, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1827

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26709

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

321-322

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 321-322, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26709, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

'Commodore Trunnion' an allusion to character of this name is Tobias Smollett's novel Peregrine Pickle.

   
   
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