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Record 18702

Reading Experience:

'...he read "360 pages of Plato (Bekker's text) in a fortnight" . . . and ten days later reported "I have finished Plato and am now labouring in Aristotle's Ethics" . . . what hideous Greek the man wrote!'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Aug 1898 and 31 Oct 1898
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Broughton
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:John Buchan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 26 Aug 1875
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: an Oxford student at time of this reading
Religion: Church of Scotland
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:

Author: Plato
Title: unknown
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book, scholarly edition
Publication details: Bekker's text
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18702  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Adam Smith
  Editor: n/a
  Title: John Buchan: A Biography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1965
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 70
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Adam Smith, John Buchan: A Biography (London, 1965), p. 70,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:



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