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Record Number: 3588


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

" Began Les Memoires de Madame Maintenon. I doubt whether the vulgarity of stile (sic), absurd anecdotes and impertinent reflections will permit me to read it."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

29 Mar 1788

Country:

Wales

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: home

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:

Lady Eleanor Butler

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1745

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Wales

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Madame de Maintenon

Title:

Les Memoires de Madame de Maintenon

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3588

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Elizabeth Mavor

Title:

A Year with the Ladies of Llangollen

Place of Publication:

Harmondsworth

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

n/a

Page:

59

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Mavor (ed.), A Year with the Ladies of Llangollen, (Harmondsworth, 1986), p. 59, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3588, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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