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Record 9899

Reading Experience:

'Sterne has published two little volumes, called, "Sentimental Travels". They are very pleasing, though too much dilated, and infinitely preferable to his tiresome "Tristram Shandy", of which I never could get through three volumes. In these there is great good nature and strokes of delicacy.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 12 Mar 1768
Country: n/a
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:Horace Walpole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Sep 1717
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Author, politician, patron of the arts
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Laurence Sterne
Title: Sentimental Journey
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1768, T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, London
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9899  
Source - Print  
  Author: Horace Walpole
  Editor: W.S. Lewis
  Title: Horace Walpole's Correspondence with George Montague
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 1941
  Vol: 2
  Page: 255
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Horace Walpole, W.S. Lewis (ed.), Horace Walpole's Correspondence with George Montague (New Haven, 1941), 2, p. 255,, accessed: 23 April 2024

Additional comments:

Sourced from 'Sterne, The Critical Heritage' ed. by Alan B. Howes (London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1974) p.202



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