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Record 7588

Reading Experience:

'We have just finished reading aloud "Pere Goriot" - a hateful book... I have been reading lately and have nearly finished Comte's "Catechism". We have also read aloud "Tom Brown's School Days" with much disappointment. It is an unpleasant, unveracious book'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 25 Oct 1859
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Wimbledon, 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:

Reading Group:George Eliot (pseud) and G.H. Lewes
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writers
Religion: unknown
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: Honore de Balzac
Title: Le Pere Goriot
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7588  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Eliot (pseud.)
  Editor: Margaret / Judith Harris / Johnston
  Title: The Journals of George Eliot
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 81
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Eliot (pseud.), Margaret / Judith Harris / Johnston (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot (Cambridge, 1998), p. 81,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:



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