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Record 1868

Reading Experience:

Wu notes extracts from vol 1 of Volney, "Travels Through Syria and Egypt", in Dove Cottage MS 28.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:

Reading Group:Wordsworth Family
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Various
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Constantin Francois de Chasseboeuf comte de Volney
Title: Travels through Syria and Egypt, in the years 1783, 1784, and 1785
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
Publication details: 2nd edn; 2 vols, 1788
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1868  
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: 233
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 233,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 412 of Wu (1995), which conjectures possible dates of transcription as between 1796 and 1806 (or later).



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