Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 25936

Reading Experience:

'The Edinr Review is out some time ago; and the 'State of German Literature' has been received with considerable surprise and approbation by the Universe. Thus for instance, de Quinc[e]y praises it in his Saturday Post. Sir W. Hamilton tells me that it is 'cap'tal'; and Wilson informs John Gordon that it has 'done me a deal o'good'.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 Nov 1827
Country: Scotland
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer / Academic
Religion: Lapsed Calvinist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas de Quincey
Title: Review of 'State of German Literature'
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Crafts
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Letter
Publication details: Edinburgh 'Saturday Post' 24 Nov, reviewing the Edinburgh Review, No, 72
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25936  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 4
  Page: 290
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 4, p. 290,, accessed: 21 May 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to John A. Carlyle, dated 29 November 1827. Pages 287-293 in this edition. Estimated date range based on the date of the review's publication and date of this letter.



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)