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Record 18145

Reading Experience:

'I am much charmed with Wilhelm Meister, the book I had begun to read with much prejudice of mind & forebodings that I should not like it, as I had been told such would be the case- but on the contrary I have met with nothing for a long time that pleased me half so well, or that has suggested to me so many profitable trains of thought-'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1824 and 10 Jul 1824
Country: Unknown
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:Julia Kirkpatrick Strachey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Country of origin: Unknown
Country of experience: Unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Title: Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1795-96, here refers to translation by TC published 1824
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18145  
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: 127
  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. 127,, accessed: 30 November 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Alexander Carlyle, dated 11th August 1824 written at Birmingham. Pages 124-127 in this edition. Extract from Mrs Strachey's letter is given in a footnote to a reference Carlyle makes to her having read it. I have taken the identification Mrs Strachey from "Carlyle Letters Online" database.



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