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Record Number: 4060


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"I had Plato in my pocket & intermittently read through the Protagorus - as well as I could - which lasted me till Bristol & I hope improved my Greek."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: travelling to Bristol

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:

Leslie Stephen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Nov 1832

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Plato

Title:

Protagorus

Genre:

Classics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4060

Source:

Print

Author:

Leslie Stephen

Editor:

John Bicknell

Title:

The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904

Place of Publication:

Ohio State University Press

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

n/a

Page:

364

Additional Comments:

Letter from Leslie Stephen to Julia Prinsep Stephen (3/10/1888).

Citation:

Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904  (Ohio State University Press, 1996), p. 364, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4060, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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