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Record 6223

Reading Experience:

'After supper read the 13th book of Homer's "Odyssey", wherein I think the soliloquy which Ulysses makes when he finds the Phaeacians have, in his sleep, left him on shore with all his treasure, and on his native shore of Ithaca (though not known to him), contains a very good lesson of morality.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 20 Mar 1756
Country: England
Time: evening: after supper
Place: city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
location in dwelling: home
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 Turner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Jun 1729
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Shopkeeper
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: Homer
Title: Odyssey
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 13th book, trans by Alexander Pope
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6223  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Turner
  Editor: David Vaisey
  Title: The Diary of Thomas Turner
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 35
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 35,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:



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