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Record Number: 864


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"[William and Dorothy Wordsworth] probably read [the Decameron] together as he tutored her in Italian [1796] ... " This "consistent" with W[ordsworth]'s remark in Nov. 1805 to Walter Scott (followed by reference to Fourth "Day" of the Decameron): "'It is many years since I saw Boccae ...' Later in the letter W[ordsworth] quotes Boccacio from memory, showing that he knew the Decameron well."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1795 and 1796

Country:

England

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:

Reading Group:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

William was using the book to tutor his sister in Italian



Text Being Read:

Author:

Giovanni Boccaccio

Title:

Il Decamerone

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

864

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

16-17

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (1993), p. 16-17, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=864, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Information from entry 30 (ii) in Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1791.

   
   
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