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Record 5991

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In a ritual that was to be repeated throughout the holidays, Anna and John [her son] read passages from an instructive and improving work, Sarah Trimmer's sacred history, a didactic anthology from the scriptures written by the best-selling pious evangelical.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 9 Apr 1792
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: location in dwelling: home
   
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:John Larpent
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Child of a civil servant
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
His mother, Anna Larpent
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Sarah Trimmer
Title: Sacred history
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5991  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Brewer
  Editor: James Raven
  Title: The practice and representation of reading in England, essay entitled 'Reconstructing the reader'
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 229-30
  Additional comments: Editors James Raven, Helen Small and Naomi Tadmor.

Citation: John Brewer, James Raven (ed.), The practice and representation of reading in England, essay entitled 'Reconstructing the reader' (Cambridge, 1996), p. 229-30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5991, accessed: 19 May 2019

Additional comments:

Brewer gets his information from Larpent's diary, Huntington Museum HM 31201 . John (Jr) is reading with his mother, probably in turns.

 

 

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