Characteristics of the Present Age

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Characteristics of the Present Age

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Evidence

Joseph Arnould to Robert Browning, 19 December 1847: "My dear Browning do you know the German transcendental writers at all -- especially [italics]Fichte[end italics]? an enterprising American bookseller here has been translating all his exoteric works i.e. all except his Formal System of Metaphysics -- the titles will show you the nature of the Books[:] ""The destination of Man"" ""The nature & vocation of the scholar"" ""Characteristics of the present age"" [...] I have been reading them with that engrossing, rapt, concentrated attention which no book can command except one which speaks to the very soul of the reader: formalized in Fichte"s books I find what has long been hovering vaguely before my own mind as truth: especially on Religion & Christianity. Do READ THEM -- they are not costly[,] the price of the hitherto published is as follows Characteristics of the Present Age 7s Vocation of the Scholar 2s The Destination of Man 3s 6d".

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The Brownings' Correspondence

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Notes
Series in which text appeared published by John Chapman, not an American publisher, but an agent for American publishers (see p.351 n.8 in source).

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England
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Arnould, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
The Brownings' Correspondence
Related place
England
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Characteristics of the Present Age

Reading experience
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ukred-17660

Evidence

Joseph Arnould to Robert Browning, 19 December 1847: "My dear Browning do you know the German transcendental writers at all -- especially [italics]Fichte[end italics]? an enterprising American bookseller here has been translating all his exoteric works i.e. all except his Formal System of Metaphysics -- the titles will show you the nature of the Books[:] ""The destination of Man"" ""The nature & vocation of the scholar"" ""Characteristics of the present age"" [...] I have been reading them with that engrossing, rapt, concentrated attention which no book can command except one which speaks to the very soul of the reader: formalized in Fichte"s books I find what has long been hovering vaguely before my own mind as truth: especially on Religion & Christianity. Do READ THEM -- they are not costly[,] the price of the hitherto published is as follows Characteristics of the Present Age 7s Vocation of the Scholar 2s The Destination of Man 3s 6d".

Source

The Brownings' Correspondence

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Notes
Series in which text appeared published by John Chapman, not an American publisher, but an agent for American publishers (see p.351 n.8 in source).

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 Brownings' Correspondence
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/72486
Accessed on 2019/12/10 23:26:00

Related place
England
Related people
Arnould, Joseph
Related text or manuscript
The Brownings' Correspondence
Related place
England
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[italics]Fichte[end italics]? an enterprising American bookseller here has been translating all 
his exoteric works i.e. all except his Formal System of Metaphysics -- the titles will show you 
the nature of the Books[:] ""The destination of Man"" ""The nature &amp; vocation of the scholar"" 
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concentrated attention which no book can command except one which speaks to the very soul 
of the reader: formalized in Fichte"s books I find what has long been hovering vaguely before 
my own mind as truth: especially on Religion &amp; Christianity. Do READ THEM -- they are not 
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