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Record 1484

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Dorothy Wordsworth to William Wordsworth, 23 April 1812: 'John is certainly much quicker in reading than he was. He has read very hard and taken up the Book frequently himself - this with the hope of getting into his new history of England when he has finished Robinson Crusoe.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1812 and 30 Apr 1812
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:John Wordsworth
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1803
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Daniel Defoe
Title: Robinson Crusoe
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1484  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 5-6
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 5-6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1484, accessed: 30 September 2022

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