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Record 25701

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'We remained in Paris from 8th September [1869] to the 18th. The effect of the daily articles against the Empire, which Grote devoured with avidity, of course, appeared to me to be more beneficial to his health and spirits than anything he had yet tried. He used to go out and buy a heap of these trashy diatribes every day, bringing in an armful to our apartment at Meurice's [...] moreover, I own to having spent much time over the "trash" in question, myself.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 8 Sep 1869 and 18 Sep 1869
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
   
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:George Grote
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Nov 1794
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: anti-Empire articles
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper, Pamphlet, Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25701  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Grote
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Personal Life of George Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to an from Various Friends.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1873
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 303
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to an from Various Friends. (London, 1873), p. 303, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25701, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:

Source author goes on to report her husband George Grote as having said: '"The pleasure I derive from reading all this flood of abuse arises from the bare fact of its publication, without the writers of it being marched off to the Bicetre. That is the point which touches my sympathies, after 18 years of suppression of all liberty of speech in the [French] nation"' (p.303).

 

 

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