Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 5388

Reading Experience:

" ... [William Beckford's] copy of ... Stewarton's Revolutionary Plutarch (1806) has notes in only the first of three volumes ... [they] fill half a page, as follows: "'179 Murdering en masse at Toulon by Brutus Buonaparte Citizen Sans-culotte. "'Barras & his entourage [two further entries] "The first and second entries are taken verbatim from the text, the first from a footnote -- so Beckford was reading attentively."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:

Reader:William Beckford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1760
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Stewarton
Title: Revolutionary Plutarch
Genre: History, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5388  
Source - Print  
  Author: H. J. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 40
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 40,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:



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