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Record 12625

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I read a great deal of "Agathon" a very fine German novel taken from a grecian manuscript written by Wieland. It is very interesting and expressed with equal grace, elegance and nature. One thing which shows that no man is free of a vanity in which he seeks to hide is that the Author takes every opportunity to mention himself and appears afraid that "Agathon" should make you forget Weiland'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 16 Dec 1796
Country: Italy
Time: daytime
Place: city: Porto Farrajo
county: Elba
   
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:Eugenia Wynne
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1780
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Catholic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Christoph Martin Wieland
Title: Agathon
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12625  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Anne Fremantle
  Title: The Wynne Diaries
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1937
  Vol: II
  Page: 141
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Fremantle (ed.), The Wynne Diaries (London, 1937), II, p. 141, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12625, accessed: 23 April 2024

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