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Record 5521

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have likewise read "Gil Blas", with unbounded admiration of the abilities of Le Sage.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1815 and 23 Aug 1815
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: specific address: Aspenden Hall, England
   
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
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Le Sage
Title: Gil Blas
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5521  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Editor: George Otto Trevelyan
  Title: Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 55
  Additional comments: Letter of 23 August, 1815

Citation: Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1971), p. 55, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5521, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:

Read shortly before August 23, 1815

 

 

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