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Record 1730

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'... in 1811 S[ara] H[utchinson] mentioned that Herbert Southey "can read Robinson Crusoe or any Book".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1811 and 31 Dec 1811
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:Herbert Southey
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: unknown
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: Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, written by himself
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1730  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 72
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 72, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1730, accessed: 01 October 2022

Additional comments:

From entry 131 in Wu (1995); quotation from Kathleen Coburn, ed., The Letters of Sara Hutchinson (1954) 33.

 

 

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