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

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Record Number: 6419


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After the breakdown of her marriage in 1752, Sarah Scott read voraciously and eclectically, the "History of Florence" and Lord Bacon's essays, and the Old Plays, Christianity not founded on argument, Randolph's answer to it... and some of David's Simple Life... an account of the Government of Venice, Montaigne's Essays.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

From: 1 Jan 1752

Country:

?

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:

Sarah Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 Sep 1723

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

?

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Niccolo Machiavelli

Title:

History of Florence

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6419

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:

93

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation., (Cambridge, 1999), p. 93, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6419, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See Walter Marion Crittenden, The life and writings of Mrs Sarah Scott - Novelist (1723-1795), p. 62.

   
   
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