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Record Number: 4776


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

" ... it was whilst at a frivolous, rote-learning girls' school that ... [Frances Power Cobbe] developed her determined, methodical aproach [to reading] ... She read all the Faerie Queene, all of Milton's poetry, the Divina Commedia and Gerusalemme Liberata in the originals, and in translation the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Pharsalia, and ... [nearly all] of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripedes, Ovid, Tacitus, Xenophon, Herodotus and Thucydides."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Frances Power Cobbe

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1822

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thucydides

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Classics, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in translation

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4776

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader: 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

224

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 224, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4776, accessed: 24 September 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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