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Record Number: 17965


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'You want to know what I think of the "Diary". I wil tell you fairly & impartially. after wading with pain and sorrow through the tautology and vanity of the first volume, I began to be amused by the second, and every suceeding volume has, to my thinking, encreased in power to interest & entertain. That there is still considerable vanity I cannot deny. In her life, she bottled it all up, & looked and generally spoke with the most refined modesty, & seemed ready to drop if ever her works were alluded to. But what was kept back, and scarcely suspected in society, wanting a safety valve, found its way to her private journal. Thence, had Mrs Barrett been judicious, she would have trundled it out, by half quires, and even whole quires at a time'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 30 Jan 1842

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cheltenham
specific address: Belgrave House

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:

writer

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:

Frances (Burney) d'Arblay

Title:

Diary and letters of Madame d'Arblay

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17965

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:

463

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 463, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17965, accessed: 02 February 2023


Additional Comments:

Letter to Henry Crabb Robinson, 9th December 1842 but text first discussed in letter to Anna (Wilbraham) Grosvenor on 30th January-6th February 1842. Book was edited by Madame d'Arblay's niece (and SHB's favourite correspondent), Charlotte Barrett.

   
   
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