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

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Record Number: 5891


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In 1782 Hester Thrale read the Spectator to her daughters, who found hilariously improper the "Idea of a Lady saying her Stomach ach'd, or that something stuck between her teeth".'

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 reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Hester Thrale

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Jan 1741

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

Her daughters.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Addison

Title:

The spectator

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5891

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:

22

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation., (Cambridge, 1999), p. 22, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5891, accessed: 09 May 2021


Additional Comments:

See Katherine C Balderston (ed), Thraliana: the diary of Mrs Hester Lynch Thrale (later Mrs Piozzi) 1726-1809 (Oxford, 1942).

   
   
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