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Record 4059

Reading Experience:

?the snow left off a bit after lunch & we strolled out for a walk? so after pounding a mile or two out & home along slushy snow-paths we came home rather disgusted & bought some queer earthenware animals at a shop & then I sat down in the hall & puzzled out a bit of Plato. It is first rate reading to take on a journey; because a small volume would last one month; & there is the pleasure of guessing at each sentence before I make something out of it.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 22 Jan 1888
Country: England
Time: afternoon
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: Christian
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: Plato
Title: n/a
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4059  
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: 2
  Page: 358
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Julia Prinsep Stephen (22/1/1888).

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904  (Ohio State University Press, 1996), 2, p. 358,, accessed: 30 November 2023

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