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Record 6082

Reading Experience:

J. R. R. Adams quotes at length from William Carleton's account (in his autobiography) of first reading Amoranda, or the reformed coquette, when young, "'the first thing in the shape of a novel that ever came into my hands. It was published as a pamphlet, but how I came by it I don't recollect' [rest of account devoted to retelling plot of story] ... "Carleton actually shed tears when he had finished it, out of sheer disappointment that there was no more."
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
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:William Carleton
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Roman Catholic
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Amoranda, or the reformed coquette
Genre: Fiction, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6082  
Source - Print  
  Author: J. R. R. Adams
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Printed Word and the Common Man: Popular Culture in Ulster 1700-1900
  Place of Publication: Belfast
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 67-68
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: J. R. R. Adams, The Printed Word and the Common Man: Popular Culture in Ulster 1700-1900 (Belfast, 1987), p. 67-68,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:

Quotation from William Carleton, The Life of William Carleton (2 vols, London, 1896) 1:74-6.



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