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Listing for Author: Sophocles


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Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1800-1849" ... it was whilst at a frivolous, rote-learning girls' school that ... [Frances Power Cobbe] developed her determine...Frances Power Cobbe Sophocles Print: Book
1850-1899'Uncle Richard had adored Ruskin, and worshipped Morris, and had slept for years with a copy of "In Memoriam" under hi...Richard Litchfield Sophocles Oedipus at ColonusPrint: Book
1850-1899'Began the "Ajax" of Sophocles. Also Miss Martineau's "History of the Peace."'George Eliot [pseud] Sophocles AjaxPrint: Book
1850-1899'We are reading Carlyle's "Cromwell" and "Aurora Leigh" again in the evenings. I am still in the "Oedipus Tyrannus", w...George Eliot (pseud) Sophocles Oedipus RexPrint: Book
1800-1849Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 5 March 1842: 'I had two volumes of Euripedes [sic] with me in Devonshire --...Elizabeth Barrett Sophocles playsPrint: Book
1900-1945Virginia Woolf to Saxon Sydney-Turner, 25 February 1918: 'Asheham is very lovely at the moment. I started upon Soph...Virginia Woolf Sophocles ElectraPrint: Book
1900-1945Thursday 19 August 1920: 'Yesterday [...] read [Sophocles'] Trachiniae with comparative ease -- always comparative -- ...Virginia Woolf Sophocles TrachiniaePrint: Book
1900-1945Tuesday 31 August 1920: 'Finished Sophocles this morning -- read mostly at Asheham.'Virginia Woolf Sophocles unknownPrint: Book
1900-1945Monday 29 October 1934: 'Reading Antigone. How powerful that spell is still -- Greek. Thank heaven I learnt it young -...Virginia Woolf Sophocles AntigonePrint: Book
1900-1945'A clean table and proper lighting make me solider, I find. Tonight I have swept all the rubbish off my board and read...Edward Morgan Forster Sophocles Oedipus TyrannusPrint: Book
1800-1849From Alfred Tennyson's journal of his tour in Cornwall, 1848: '14th [June]. Read part of Oedipus Coloneus [sic].'Alfred Tennyson Sophocles Oedipus ColoneusPrint: Book
Marginal MS notes throughout. MS on flyleaf: "GO Trevelyan Harrow 1854". On half-title: "The lines in the outer margin...Sophocles Sophoclis Tragodiae superstitesPrint: Book


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