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Record Number: 7454


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We are reading Carlyle's "Cromwell" and "Aurora Leigh" again in the evenings. I am still in the "Oedipus Tyrannus", with Shelley's Poems and snatches of "Natural History".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Apr 1857

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
county: Cornwall

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:

George Eliot (pseud)

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Nov 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Title:

[Poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7454

Source:

Print

Author:

George Eliot (pseud)

Editor:

Margaret Harris

Title:

The Journals of George Eliot

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

68

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Judith Johnston

Citation:

George Eliot (pseud), Margaret Harris (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot (Cambridge, 1998), p. 68, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7454, accessed: 23 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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