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Record 1491

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth to William and Mary Wordsworth, 3 May [1812]: '[John] is reading a Story Book of Algernon [Montagu]'s at home and you would be surprised to hear how well he reads it; yet when he is reading a Book that does not interest him he seems to read it just as ill as ever.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1812 and 31 May 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 reactive 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)
(Apparently) Dorothy Wordsworth, aunt of John.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: [a story book]
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 1491  
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: 12
  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. 12,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:



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