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Record 12179

Reading Experience:

'My dear General Wallace, -- I sat up the night before last to finish your beautiful book, and I assure you I find it difficult to express my admiration of it. It is wonderful how you have interwoven the sacred elements of the story with the human interest.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 17 Apr 1882 and 18 Apr 1882
Country: Turkey
Time: evening
Place: city: Constantinople
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:Earl Dufferin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: diplomat
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Turkey
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Lew Wallace
Title: Ben-Hur, A Tale of the Christ
Genre: Other religious, Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12179  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lew Wallace
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Lew Wallace: An Autobiography
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 1906
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 951
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lew Wallace, Lew Wallace: An Autobiography (New York, 1906), p. 951,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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