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Record Number: 5906


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'E- being called out for a few hours in the morning I attempted to amuse myself with Marmontel's Tales- it was but an attempt. For I hurried thro' them 'quite upon thorns' expecting every moment his return, - which prevented either pleasure or instruction to arise from it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Jan 1803

Country:

England

Time

morning: morning

Place:

other location: Shop where he works

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:

William Upcott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1779

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Bookseller's assistant, Pall Mall, London

Religion:

n/a

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:

Jean Francois Marmontel

Title:

Moral Tales

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

5906

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

William Upcott

Title:

[Diary 1803-1807]

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add 32, 558.

Page/Folio:

5

Citation:

William Upcott, [Diary 1803-1807] British Library, p. Add 32, 558., p. 5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5906, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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