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Record 18127

Reading Experience:

'Did you get the two Examiners I sent you? The last of them was forced into my hand by a news-vender, just as I was mounting the Coach at 7am, and what should I see in it but a review of Meister! I bought it, read it, and sent it to you.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 13 Jul 1824 and 20 Jul 1824
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer / Academic
Religion: Lapsed Calvinist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Review of Carlyle's translation of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical
Publication details: The Examiner dated 13 June (see notes below)
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18127  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  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: 3
  Page: 112
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 112,, accessed: 21 May 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Margaret A. Carlyle dated 20 July 1824, written at Birmingham. Pages 110 - 113 in this edition. Editor's note refers to Carlyle's letter to John A. Carlyle dated 24 June 1824 in which he also refers to the Examiner review (this reference gives the date of publication) - implication is that this is the same edition, though Carlyle makes no mention of having seen it before.



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