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Record Number: 26951


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet, Countess Granville, to her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, 20 June 1835: 'Lord Fitzwilliam [...] and five offspring came [...] Meg took them under her especial care, hurried them off to a couch in the ball-room, got partners for the girls, offered her own two pretty little things up to the boys. But the youngest, Wentworth, preferred sitting all night in the drawing room, studying the comic annual, and, that done, beginning "Belford Regis."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 May 1835 and 20 Jun 1835

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris
location in dwelling: Drawing room

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:

Wentworth ?Fitzwilliam

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Russell Mitford

Title:

Belford Regis

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1835

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26951

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Countess Granville

Editor:

F. Leveson Gower

Title:

Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1894

Vol:

2

Page:

192

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845, (London, 1894), 2, p. 192, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26951, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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