Confessions

Reading experience

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Confessions

Reading experience
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Evidence

"I have done, as usual, almost nothing since we parted- Some one asked me with a smile, of which I knew not the meaning, if I would read that book, putting into my hands a volume of Rousseau"s confessions. It is perhaps the most remarkable tome, I ever read. Except for its occassional obscenity, I might wish to see the remainder of the book: to try if possible to connect the character of Jean Jacques with my previous ideas of human nature."

Source

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR201 Borrowed informaly

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Carlyle, Thomas
Aged 24 [Experience in 1819, born in 1795]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
May 31 1819
Time of Reading Experience
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Scotland
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Notes
Taken from letter from Carlyle to Robert Mitchell, dated 31st May 1819, written at Mainhill. Pages 178 - 180 in this edition. Information about the work are given in the editor's notes. It is unclear from the letter which volume Carlyle was reading. Carlyle mentions that he has read the book 'since we parted' but I am unable to trace in the other letters what date this was, so am unable to estimate a date range for reading experience.

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Scotland
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Carlyle, Thomas
Related text or manuscript
The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
Related place
Scotland
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Confessions

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-7532

Evidence

"I have done, as usual, almost nothing since we parted- Some one asked me with a smile, of which I knew not the meaning, if I would read that book, putting into my hands a volume of Rousseau"s confessions. It is perhaps the most remarkable tome, I ever read. Except for its occassional obscenity, I might wish to see the remainder of the book: to try if possible to connect the character of Jean Jacques with my previous ideas of human nature."

Source

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR201 Borrowed informaly

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Carlyle, Thomas
Aged 24 [Experience in 1819, born in 1795]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
May 31 1819
Time of Reading Experience
EuRED : experience type
EXT13
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF3
Place of reading experience
Scotland
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
Taken from letter from Carlyle to Robert Mitchell, dated 31st May 1819, written at Mainhill. Pages 178 - 180 in this edition. Information about the work are given in the editor's notes. It is unclear from the letter which volume Carlyle was reading. Carlyle mentions that he has read the book 'since we parted' but I am unable to trace in the other letters what date this was, so am unable to estimate a date range for reading experience.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/104372
Accessed on 2022/08/12 05:46:27

Related place
Scotland
Related people
Carlyle, Thomas
Related text or manuscript
The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
Related place
Scotland
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