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Record 1377

Reading Experience:

Thomas Moore on encountering W[ordsworth] in Paris on 24 Oct. 1820: 'A young Frenchman called in, and it was amusing to hear him and Wordsworth at cross purposes on the subject of "Athalie"; Wordsworth saying that he did not wish to see it acted, as it would never come up to the high imagination he had formed in reading it ... '
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 Adult (18-100+)
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: Jean Racine
Title: Athalie
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1377  
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: 114
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 114,, accessed: 09 February 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 204 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799. Moore quotation from Lord John Russell, ed., Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, 8 vols (1853-56) 3:159.



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