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Record 21311

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
The Hon. Stephen Spring Rice to Alfred Tennyson, 27 November 1833: 'I have read Wilhelm Meister for the first time, with which I find as many faults and beauties as every one does.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1833 and 27 Nov 1833
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:

Reader:The Hon. Stephen Spring Rice
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Title: Wilhelm Meister
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21311  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hallam Tennyson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1897
  Vol: 1
  Page: 129
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 129, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21311, accessed: 19 July 2024

Additional comments:

Not clear whether text referred to is Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (1795-96), or its sequel Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre (1821; 1829).

 

 

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