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Record 1195

Reading Experience:

'In his letter to [William] Mathews of 3 Aug. 1791, W[ordsworth] somewhat effacingly claims only to have read "in our language three volumes of Tristram Shandy, and two or three papers of the Spectator."'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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:William Wordsworth
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Apr 1770
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
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: Tristram Shandy
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1195  
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: 132
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 132,, accessed: 07 February 2023

Additional comments:

From entry 236 (i) of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799. Quote from The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years (ed. Ernest De Selincourt, 1967) p. 56.



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