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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 5806


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'She was "surprised into tears" by "The Vicar of Wakefield", although she did not much like it.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

Frances Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

13 Jun 1752

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oliver Goldsmith

Title:

The Vicar of Wakefield

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5806

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

136

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation, (Cambridge, 1999), p. 136, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5806, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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