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Record 9412

Reading Experience:

Sir Uvedale Price to Mary Berry, 29 March 1814: 'Since I wrote to you last, I have read "L'Allemagne," not in the usual way of reading, [italics]car je ne commencais pas, par le commencement[end italics]. My neighbour Peploe, who has read it, called upon me just as I had received it. He told me the first volume was highly entertaining; the second less so [...] the third very abstruse [...] He liked, however, particular parts [...] He told me, at the same time, that the subject of the third volume was distinct from those of the other two, being entirely on German philosophy. Upon this information, Lady Caroline [Carpenter] and my daughter having eagerly seized on the first volume, I began with the third, in which I found so many new and striking thoughts and reflections that, in order to recollect and dwell upon them again, I marked them as I went on'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 18 Dec 1813 and 29 Mar 1814
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Sir Uvedale Price
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1747
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Germaine de Stael
Title: L'Allemagne (vol.3)
Genre: History, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 3 vols
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9412  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 3
  Page: 8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 3, p. 8,, accessed: 17 June 2024

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