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Record 6345

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'[Uncle William] read everything: all the classic works in all the languages he had ever known, or not quite forgotten: Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian; a bit of each every day; and when he was late for dinner, it was always because he was "just finishing a paragraph". He was very shy about it, and would be caught hiding Homer under a pile of papers, and have to be gently coaxed out into the open to talk about him. "Fine fellow, old Homer", he would say; or "Fine fellow, old Go-eethe"'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
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 Darwin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1839
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
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:
Title: [works in Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in original languages
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 6345  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gwen Raverat
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Period Piece
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 181
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gwen Raverat, Period Piece (London, 1952), p. 181, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=6345, accessed: 21 January 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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