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Record 24045

Reading Experience:

'And so she plunged into early Spanish literature and history, working at it in the Bodeleian with the fervour that comes from knowing that your subject is your very own, or at least that it has only been traversd before by dear, musty German scholars. There was hard practice here in the reading of German and Latin, let alone the Spanish poems and chronicles themselves, but after a couple of years of it there was little she did not know about the "Poema de Cid", or the Visigothic invasion, or the reign of [italics] Aldfonso el Sabio [end italics]'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 11 Jun 1867 and 11 Jun 1871
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Oxford
specific address: Bodleian Library
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:Mary Arnold
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 11 Jun 1851
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: born in Australia of English parents
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: later Mrs Ward


Text Being Read:

Title: [Spanish poems and chronicles]
Genre: History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in Spanish
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 24045  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Penrose Trevelyan
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1923
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 21
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Penrose Trevelyan, The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward (London, 1923), p. 21,, accessed: 02 December 2021

Additional comments:



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