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Record Number: 6156


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The story of Percy is simple, pathetic, distressing, this worked up to the most moving height of distress; the power of virtue on the mind is well contrasted with the mad way of passion, Elwina's is an almost perfect character... A pure love of virtue appearing throughout and filling the virtuous heart with glowing pleasure... the struggle in Elwina's mind between love and duty is fine, the triumph of the latter nobly painted. There is a charming delicacy, and elevation of sentiment.' [opinion of More's "Percy" entered in diary].

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 12 Dec 1777

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:

Anna Larpent

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1758

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Diplomat's daugher and civil servant's wife

Religion:

unknown

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:

Hannah More

Title:

Percy

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6156

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Anna Larpent

Title:

Diaries

Location:

Huntington Library

Call No:

HM 31201

Page/Folio:

dated 12 Dec 1777

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Anna Larpent, Diaries, Huntington Library, HM 31201, dated 12 Dec 1777, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6156, accessed: 16 June 2024


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