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Record Number: 25707


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Cavendish to her sister, Lady Georgina Cavendish (November 1797): 'You can't imagine, G. how tourty [sic] we are of an afternoon, my aunt reads and tells us storys. The last thing she read us was Voltaire's "enfant prodige," it is beautiful. Only think how good my dear dear aunt was to me last night; I took some pills and she came and read me a very interesting story while I took them.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1797 and 30 Nov 1797

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

specific address: 'Hardwick'

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:

Harriet Ponsonby

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Countess of Bessborough

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Included Lady Harriet Cavendish (b.1785).


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Voltaire

Title:

L'Enfant prodige

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25707

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer

Title:

Hary-o: The Letters of Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1940

Vol:

n/a

Page:

5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer (ed.), Hary-o: The Letters of Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809 (London, 1940), p. 5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25707, accessed: 18 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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