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Record 7118

Reading Experience:

'Finished Lessing's Laocoon - the most un-German of all German books that I have ever read.The style is strong clear and lively, the thoughts acute and pregnant. It is well adapted to rouse an interest both in the classics and in the study of art'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 19 Nov 1854
Country: Germany
Time: n/a
Place: city: Berlin
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:George Eliot [pseud]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 22 Nov 1819
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Germany
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Title: Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
Publication details: in German
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7118  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Eliot [pseud]
  Editor: Margaret Harris
  Title: The Journals of George Eliot
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 34-5
  Additional comments: Co-editor Judith Johnston

Citation: George Eliot [pseud], Margaret Harris (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot (Cambridge, 1998), p. 34-5,, accessed: 28 June 2022

Additional comments:



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