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Record 28293

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Elizabeth Carter to Elizabeth Vesey, 6 August 1766:] 'Be so good as to tell Mrs Handcock that I do like the "Vicar of Wakefield," and likewise that I do not [...] Indeed it has admirable things in it, though mixt with provoking absurdities, at which one should not be provoked if the book in general had not great merit [comments further].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1765 and 6 Aug 1766
Country: n/a
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:Elizabeth Carter
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1717
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Title: The Vicar of Wakefield
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28293  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Montagu Pennington
  Title: A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: 3
  Page: 299
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 3, p. 299, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28293, accessed: 20 July 2019

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