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Record 7271

Reading Experience:

'We are reading in the evenings now, Sydney Smith's letters, Boswell, Whewell's "History of Inductive Sciences", "the Odyssey" and occasionally Heine's "Reisebilder". I began the second Book of "the Iliad" in Greek this morning'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 13 May 1855
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: East Sheen
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: n/a
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: Iliad, book II
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
Publication details: in Greek
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7271  
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: 56
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Eliot [pseud], Margaret Harris (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot (Cambridge, 1998), p. 56,, accessed: 28 June 2022

Additional comments:



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