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Record Number: 12630


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This is but too like (say you) the Arabian Tales: these embroidered napkins! and a jewel as large as a turkey's egg! - You forget, dear sister, those very tales were written by an author of this country and (excepting the enchantments) are a real representation of the manners here.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1689 and 10 Mar 1718

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:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1689

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Daughter of the fifth Earl of Kingston upon Hull. Wife of the British Ambassador to Constantinople.

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Arabian Tales

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

French and English translations appeared in the early eighteenth-century.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12630

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu

Editor:

R. Brimley Johnson

Title:

Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1906

Vol:

n/a

Page:

156

Additional Comments:

Letter from Wortley Montagu to her sister, the Countess of Mar. Taken from the Kessinger Publishing's Reprint of 1906 edition published by J.M.Dent

Citation:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762 (London, 1906), n/a, p. 156, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12630, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter was written from Constantinople. I believe here Wortley Montagu is referring to One Thousand and One Nights, more commonly known as the Arabian Nights.

   
   
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