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Record Number: 11161


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'. . . but I am going to the Library immediately for the Book, -though I assure you I read it all when it first came out,-. . .'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1778 and 30 Apr 1780

Country:

unknown

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:

Anna Maria Lawes

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of a diplomat

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

unknown

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

daughter of Mary Lawes, d. 1781 at Weymouth, and John Lawes



Text Being Read:

Author:

Frances Burney

Title:

Evelina

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1778

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11161

Source:

Print

Author:

Fanny Burney

Editor:

Betty Rizzo

Title:

The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney

Place of Publication:

London: Oxford University Press

Date of Publication:

2003

Vol:

IV

Page:

93

Additional Comments:

In a letter from Fanny Burney to Susanna Elizabeth Burney, dated 30 April 1780, from Bath. FB is recording what 'Miss Lawes' said to Mrs Thrale, when she realised FB whom she had very recently met, was the author of Evelina.

Citation:

Fanny Burney, Betty Rizzo (ed.), The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (London: Oxford University Press, 2003), IV, p. 93, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11161, accessed: 21 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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