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Record Number: 9701


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

To Miss Hunt, April 7, 1794 'At present I am puzzling at Persian and Arabic, and I mean to begin Hebrew. I get on at least with Spanish, for I have been able to meet with only one book since I read Don Quixotte, which was the "History of the Incas" by Garcillaso de la Vega. I was very pleased with it, though it is very long and in some parts tedious.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bath

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 Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

Dec 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Daughter of a banker, writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Garcilaso de la Vega

Title:

History of the Incas

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9701

Source:

Print

Author:

H M Bowdler

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Fragments in prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased, with some account of her life and character

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

n/a

Page:

38

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H M Bowdler, Fragments in prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased, with some account of her life and character, (London, 1809), p. 38, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9701, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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