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Record Number: 5873


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Harriet Grove] enjoyed novels and plays: in 1809-10, she read with pleasure in a family group a number of popular bestsellers (which in the period means largely novels by women), including Lady Morgan's "The Novice of Saint Dominick", Agnes Maria Bennett's "The Beggar Girl and her Benefactors", Edgeworth's "Tales of Andrews", "Sir Charles Grandison" and "A Sentimental Journey"'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1809 and 31 Dec 1810

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:

Harriet Grove

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

13 Jun

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England (?)

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

Family group


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lady Morgan

Title:

The Novice of Saint Dominick

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

5873

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:

98

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation., (Cambridge, 1999), p. 98, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5873, accessed: 15 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Kenneth Neill Cameron (ed), Shelley and his circle 1773-1822, vol II.

   
   
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