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Record 4081

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
"... but I do send by a carman two volumes of Alfieri's Life and Kirwan's Essay on Happiness, and the ... edition of Parent's Assistant, which with your leave, I present to your servant Richard."
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: 1809
Country: Ireland
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Vittorio Alfieri
Title: Memoirs
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, Colburn, 2 vols, December 1809, originally published in Italy as Vita, in 1803
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 4081  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: Augustus J. C. Hare
  Title: Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
  Place of Publication: London: Edward Arnold
  Date of Publication: 1894 (2 vols)
  Vol: 1
  Page: 162
  Additional comments: Letter to Mrs Ruxton (March 1809).

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 162, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=4081, accessed: 24 April 2019

Additional comments:

It is not certain that this is the edition Maria referred to.

 

 

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