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Record 20478

Reading Experience:

'I know not what Prince Leopold will say to it [the character of Athelstane]. He had a bad cold and Sir Robert Gardiner went to keep him company and read "Ivanhoe" to him last Saturday. He was so delighted he would not let him leave off till one in the morning, and entered with the zeal of a contemporary into the Saxon cause'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Feb 1820 and 11 Feb 1820
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: other location: home of Prince Leopold
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:Robert Gardiner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Prince Leopold
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Ivanhoe
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20478  
Source - Print  
  Author: Louisa Stuart
  Editor: R. Brimley Johnson
  Title: Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1926
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 172
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The (London, 1926), p. 172,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to Louisa Clinton.



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