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Record Number: 17004


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In a short time after, I procured the "Life of Susan Hopley", and felt disappointed at finding it to be a work of fiction.' [However, Ashford was inspired by this work to write her own life story]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1842 and 31 Dec 1844

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:

Mary Ann Ashford

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Oct 1787

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

wife of shoemaker

Religion:

n/a

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:

Catherine Crowe

Title:

Susan Hopley; or the Adventures of a Maid Servant

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17004

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary Ann Ashford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Life of a Licensed Victualler's Daughter

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1844

Vol:

n/a

Page:

iv

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Mary Ann Ashford, Life of a Licensed Victualler's Daughter (London, 1844), p. iv, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17004, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Unsure if Ashford read the original three decker novel written by Catherine Crowe, or the very popular plagiarised cheap serial written by Thomas Peckett Prest.

   
   
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