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Record Number: 6124


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We are reading the "Seven Lamps of Architecture", some part very pretty, other by writing fine [though] very nonsensical, other very powerful, and the beginnings of chapters only fit to be in German.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

22 Aug 1850

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Otterbourne
county: Hampshire
specific address: Otterbourne House

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:

Charlotte Mary Yonge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

11 Aug 1823

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

novelist

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Frances Mary Yonge (mother), William Crawley Yonge (father)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Ruskin

Title:

Seven Lamps of Architecture

Genre:

Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Smith, Elder: 1849

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6124

Source:

Print

Author:

Charlotte Mary Yonge

Editor:

Christabel Rose Coleridge

Title:

Charlotte Mary Yonge: Her Life and Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1903

Vol:

n/a

Page:

178

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charlotte Mary Yonge, Christabel Rose Coleridge (ed.), Charlotte Mary Yonge: Her Life and Letters (London, 1903), p. 178, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6124, accessed: 28 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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