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

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Record Number: 6424


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'She began Candide but "threw it aside, and nothing, I believe, will tempt me ever to look into it again."'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

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:

Elizabeth Carter

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1717

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Classicist / bluestocking

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:

Francois-Marie Voltaire

Title:

Candide

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6424

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:

139

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation., (Cambridge, 1999), p. 139, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6424, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See Montagu Pennington (ed.), Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Montagu, Vol 1, p. 49.

   
   
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