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Record 4058

Reading Experience:

?I finished poor old Carlyle last night. Froude?s case is curious. He expresses & I think, really feels, veneration & so forth; but there is something curiously complicated about the man wh. I have not yet found a name for. I think that he is rather a coward & likes snarling from behind Carlyle?s back. Luckily I have not to review him!?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 21 Oct 1884
Country: England
Time: night: (finished at night)
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:Leslie Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer
Religion: n/a
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: James A. Froude
Title: Thomas Carlyle: A History of his Life in London 1834-1881
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1884
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4058  
Source - Print  
  Author: Leslie Stephen
  Editor: John Bicknell
  Title: The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904
  Place of Publication: Ohio State University Press
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 319
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Julia Prinsep Stephen (22/10/1884).

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904  (Ohio State University Press, 1996), p. 319,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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