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Record Number: 4779


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"... [the young Frances Power Cobbe] ... read, in what translations were ... accessible, in Eastern sacred philosophy, such as Anquetil du Perron's Zend Avesta, and Sir William Jones's Institutes of Menu, and found out as much as she could about the Greek and Alexandrian philosophers from Diogenes Laertius and the old translators, as well as from a large Biographical Dictionary."

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:

Unknown

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:

Diogenes Laertius

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Classics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in translation

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4779

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=4779, accessed: 24 September 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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