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Record 11489

Reading Experience:

'Those latter volumes of the Allemagne will perplex you, I fear. The third in particular is very mysterious; now and then quite absurd. Do not mind it much.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 28 Jun 1821
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer / Academic
Religion: Lapsed Calvinist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anne Louise Germaine de Sta?l-Holstein
Title: De l'Allemagne
Genre: Fiction, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1810
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11489  
Source - Print  
  Author: tThomas Carlyle
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 367
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: tThomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 367,, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Jane Baillie Welsh, dated 28th June 1821, written at Edinburgh. Pages 367 in this edition. It seems likely that JBW also read the book on Carlyle's recommendation, based on her reply of 6th July to him, in which she returned the books.



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