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Record 6238

Reading Experience:

'Sarah Harriet Burney read Ariosto with "delight", but "Here and there he is a bad boy, and as the book is my own, & I do not like indecency, I cut out whole pages that annoy me, & burn them before the Author's face."'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England (?)
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:Sarah Harriet Burney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 4 Aug 1770
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England (?)
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Ariosto
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6238  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jacqueline Pearson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Women reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 106
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacqueline Pearson, Women reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation (Cambridge, 1999), p. 106,, accessed: 07 July 2020

Additional comments:

See Edith J Morley, 'Sarah Harriet Burney, 1770-1844', Modern Philology 39 (1941), pp. 132-58.



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