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Record 17125

Reading Experience:

Francis Horner to his sister, 26 October 1815: 'I told you I was reading Don Roderick the Goth; and notwithstanding the romance of the original story, it was with fatigue that I got through it. I am not surprised that the book has had a run, because there [italics]is[end italics] a romantic story, and because it is seasoned with methodistical cant to the taste of the times; but that the work should be commended by any person of cultivated taste, as it has been, seems to me strange.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1814 and 26 Oct 1815
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:Francis Horner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1778
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Lawyer/Politician
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Southey
Title: Roderick, the Last of the Goths
Genre: Fiction, History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1814
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17125  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1989
  Vol: 7
  Page: 13 n.3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 13 n.3,, accessed: 29 March 2023

Additional comments:



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