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Record Number: 1184


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

" ... in March 1796 D[orothy] W[ordsworth] reported that 'I have also read lately Madame Roland's Memoirs, Louvet and some other french things - very entertaining.'"

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1796 and 31 Mar 1796

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:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvray

Title:

Narrative of the Dangers to Which I have been Exposed, since the 31st of May, 1793. With historical memorandums. By Jean-Baptiste Louvet, one of the representatives proscribed in 1793. Now President of the National Convention.

Genre:

History, Autobiog / Diary, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1795

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1184

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

118

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 (Cambridge, 1993), p. 118, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1184, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

From entry 211 of Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799. Quote from The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years (ed. Ernest De Selincourt, 1967) p.166.

   
   
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