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Record 10834

Reading Experience:

'Finished Sterne's "Tristram Shandy"; [borrowed from Mr Manley on visit to Stammington, July 7 1798] It has of late become the fashion to cry down Sterne as the greatest plagarist... [discusses the 'principal characters']. The parts which please me best are the story of le Fever, Uncle Toby's campaigns, Toby's apology, The Sermon and the conversation upon it, & the Death of Yorick.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 7 Jul 1798 and 7 Aug 1798
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Sheffield
location in dwelling: home
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:Joseph Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Feb 1783
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice working at a Sheffield warehouse. Son of a Sheffield Manufacturer.
Religion: Presbyterian
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: Lawrence Sterne
Title: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy [in 2 vols]
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 10834  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 24, 879
  Page/folio: 24

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. Add 24, 879, p. 24,, accessed: 31 March 2023

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