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Record 26709

Reading Experience:

Thursday, 28 June 1827: 'Visited on invitation a fine old little commodore Trunnion who, in reading a part of Napoleon's history with which he had himself been interested as commanding a flotilla, thought he had detected a mistake, but was luckily mistaken to my great delight.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1827 and 28 Jun 1827
Country: n/a
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:

Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Naval officer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Life of Napoleon
Genre: History, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1827
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26709  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W. E. K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 321-322
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 321-322,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

'Commodore Trunnion' an allusion to character of this name is Tobias Smollett's novel Peregrine Pickle.



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