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Record Number: 378


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Under his instruction - while we read together part of Voltaire's 'Charles the Twelfth' and Moliere's 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' - I caught hold of such good French pronunciation as would have enabled me soon to converse very pleasantly in the language, could I have found a companion."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1834 and 31 Dec 1836

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Lincoln

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 Cooper

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

20 Mar 1805

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

shoemaker

Religion:

Weslyan Methodist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

French teacher


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Moliere

Title:

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

378

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Cooper

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Life Of Thomas Cooper

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1971/ 1872

Vol:

n/a

Page:

105

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Cooper, The Life Of Thomas Cooper (Leicester, 1971/ 1872), p. 105, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=378, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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