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Record Number: 2735


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The neighbours and we have set up a book-club since the beginning of the year, & I want to beg you to tell me of some [italics] booklings [end italics] for it. We have got Macaulay and Layard, and the "Monasteries of the Levant," and other big books, but I want some moderately moral French novel, or some very amusing two and sixpence or five-shilling English book to keep the thing going. Such a book as "La Mare au Diable", or "La Chasse au Roman," would be the thing, or Murray's "Life of Conde", or his "Memoirs of a Missionary." Can you kindly recommend some?'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 21 Feb 1848

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:

Caroline Clive

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Author

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Sand

Title:

La Mare au Diable

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2735

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary Russell Mitford

Editor:

A.G. L'Estrange

Title:

The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1882

Vol:

2

Page:

93-94

Additional Comments:

Letter from Caroline Clive to Mary Russell Mitford, 21 Feb 1848

Citation:

Mary Russell Mitford, A.G. L'Estrange (ed.), The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford, (London, 1882), 2, p. 93-94, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2735, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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