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Record 17438

Reading Experience:

'Boccac[c]io I return! - I have read the introduction and three of the tales which I took by chance from different parts of the book - in the two first my choice was fortunate and I was inclined to think the work had been belied - the third was enough - I will never open the book again -'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 28 Feb 1823 and 24 Mar 1823
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Haddington
specific address: Family home
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:Jane Baillie Welsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1801
Socio-economic group: n/a
Occupation: N/A
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Giovanne Boccaccio
Title: Decomerone o ver Cento Novelle
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Three tales (ie not the complete work)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17438  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Baillie Welsh
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 311 - 312
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 311 - 312,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 24 March 1823, written at Haddington. Estimated date range based on date of her previous letter to him (28th February) in which she discusses the fact that she has only read the description of the plague.



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