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Record Number: 141


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In 1753 Catherine Talbot stayed with the Berkeley family and participated enthusiastically in readings of "Sir Charles Grandison".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1753 and 1753

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: home of the Berkeley family

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:

Catherine Talbot

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1721

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

'bluestocking'

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

a mixed party of men and women


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Title:

Sir Charles Grandison

Genre:

Fiction, Y

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

141

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation.

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

174

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation. (Cambridge, 1999), p. 174, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=141, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

see T.C. Duncan Eaves and Ben. D. Kimpel, "Richardson" (Oxford, 1971) p.361

   
   
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