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Record 17534

Reading Experience:

'I have seen nothing new, & have been reading the Memoirs of Mde de Maintenon in French, which are exceedingly entertaining'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 4 Dec 1792
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Chelsea College
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 Harriet Burney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Aug 1772
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: daughter of music historian Charles Burney; later writer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Laurent Angliviel de la Beaumelle
Title: Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de Madame de Maintenon
Genre: Fiction, fake memoirs
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
owned by Charles Burney


Source Information:

Record ID: 17534  
Source - Print  
  Author: Sarah Harriet Burney
  Editor: Lorna J. Clark
  Title: Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The
  Place of Publication: Athens GA / London
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 3,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:

letter to Miss Young, 4th Dec. 1792. Book was a forgery by Beaumelle, not known to be so until 1865.



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