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Record 27017

Reading Experience:

Harriet, Countess Granville to her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, 25 November 1842: 'You have no idea of the amusement of reading De Brosses over again here [Rome]. His levity is atrocious, his want of principle revolting, and yet his fun, his perfect simplicity, his good-natured malice and joyous recklessness, make him an enchanting companion.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1842 and 25 Nov 1842
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Rome
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 Countess Granville
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Diplomat's wife
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: De Brosses
Title: Lettres Historiques et Critiques sur l'Italie
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27017  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Countess Granville
  Editor: F. Leveson Gower
  Title: Letters of Harriet, Countess Granville 1810-1845
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 2
  Page: 341
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet, Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 2, p. 341,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:

Text title supplied by source ed. at p.341 n.1.



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