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Record 1184

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
" ... in March 1796 D[orothy] W[ordsworth] reported that 'I have also read lately Madame Roland's Memoirs, Louvet and some other french things - very entertaining.'"
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Mar 1796 and 31 Mar 1796
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:Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1771
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvray
Title: Narrative of the Dangers to Which I have been Exposed, since the 31st of May, 1793. With historical memorandums. By Jean-Baptiste Louvet, one of the representatives proscribed in 1793. Now President of the National Convention.
Genre: History, Autobiog / Diary, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1795
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1184  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 118
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 118, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1184, accessed: 23 May 2019

Additional comments:

From entry 211 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799. Quote from The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years (ed. Ernest De Selincourt, 1967) p.166.

 

 

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