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Record Number: 988


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Within the last month I have read Tristram Shandy, Brydone's Sicily and Malta, and Moore's Travels in France," D[orothy] W[ordsworth] wrote in March 1796."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1796 and 31 Mar 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:

Reader:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Patrick Brydone

Title:

A Tour through Siciliy and Malta in a Series of Letters to William Beckford

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols, 1773

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

988

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

20

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 20, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=988, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 39 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799; Wu also notes that "The Tour was in great demand at Bristol Library, but the Registers show that the Wordsworths did not obtain their copy from there."

   
   
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