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Record Number: 17534


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have seen nothing new, & have been reading the Memoirs of Mde de Maintenon in French, which are exceedingly entertaining'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 4 Dec 1792

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Chelsea College

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:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Aug 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of music historian Charles Burney; later writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

Laurent Angliviel de la Beaumelle

Title:

Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de Madame de Maintenon

Genre:

Fiction, fake memoirs

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
owned by Charles Burney


Source Information:

Record ID:

17534

Source:

Print

Author:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Editor:

Lorna J. Clark

Title:

Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The

Place of Publication:

Athens GA / London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17534, accessed: 03 February 2023


Additional Comments:

letter to Miss Young, 4th Dec. 1792. Book was a forgery by Beaumelle, not known to be so until 1865.

   
   
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