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Record 3951

Reading Experience:

'Hear what I have read since I came here. Hear and wonder! I have in the first place read Boccacio's Decameron, a tale of a hundred cantos...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1813 and 23 Aug 1813
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Aspenden Hall
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 Babington Macaulay
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Oct 1800
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: HIstorian, critic, politician
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Boccacio
Title: Decameron
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Italian
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3951  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Editor: George Otto Trevelyan
  Title: Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: 1
  Page: 54
  Additional comments: Letter of Aug 23, 1815, from Macaulay to his mother.

Citation: Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1978), 1, p. 54,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:



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