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Record Number: 26916


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Saturday, 3 July 1830: 'I read Southey's Pilgrim's Progress and think of reviewing the same [...] Read Hone's Every day Book and with a better opinion of him than I expected from his anti-religious frenzy.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Jul 1830

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

John Bunyan

Title:

John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, With Life of the Author

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. Robert Southey

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26916

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:

605

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 605, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26916, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Source ed. notes that Abbotsford Library has 'Proof Prints, 1830' text; see p.605 n.2.

   
   
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