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Record 1056

Reading Experience:

'like the great man [Carlyle] himself, [Mary Smith] studied Fichte, Schiller and Goethe'.
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Scotby
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:Mary Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1822
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: governess, later schoolmistress
Religion: Nonconformist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
Title: n/a
Genre: Drama, History, Poetry, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1056  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 46
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 46,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:

See Mary Smith, 'The Autobiography of Mary Smith, Schoolmistress and Nonconformist' (London, 1892).



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