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Record 988

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
"Within the last month I have read Tristram Shandy, Brydone's Sicily and Malta, and Moore's Travels in France," D[orothy] W[ordsworth] wrote in March 1796."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Mar 1796 and 31 Mar 1796
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:Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Church of England
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: Patrick Brydone
Title: A Tour through Siciliy and Malta in a Series of Letters to William Beckford
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1773
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 988  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 20
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 20, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=988, accessed: 07 October 2022

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 39 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799; Wu also notes that "The Tour was in great demand at Bristol Library, but the Registers show that the Wordsworths did not obtain their copy from there."

 

 

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