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Record 12568

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, on visits to her uncle Edwards (a barrister)'s library in his home at Binstead: 'My first sight of German letters, and my first wish to know the language, was gained from being allowed to look at a beautiful copy of Burger's [italics]Lenore[end italics], illustrated by striking line engravings, and having the German on one page and the English translation on the other.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1819 and 31 Dec 1833
Country: Great Britain
Time: n/a
Place: city: Binstead
location in dwelling: Library
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:Elizabeth Sewell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 Feb 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: Great Britain
Country of experience: Great Britain
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Burger
Title: Lenore
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In illustrated bilingual edition.
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 12568  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1908
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 23
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell (London, 1908), p. 23,, accessed: 13 July 2024

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