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Record Number: 18435


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"At that time [ca 1809]", continued Lady [-], "all the world was engaged in reading Ida of Athens. I think it was likely to please a [italics] vivid imagination [end italics], but would displease the matter of fact reader. The language is, in my opinion, pedantic, and fatigues the eye and ear with a constant glitter of high flown words; though some parts of it are doubtless very beautiful. But the sentiments are so bedizened with tinsel that they are hardly to be made out".'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1809 and 31 Dec 1809

Country:

n/a

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:

Lady [-]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

friend of Charlotte Bury



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sydney Owenson

Title:

Woman, or Ida of Athens

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18435

Source:

Print

Author:

Charlotte Bury

Editor:

A. Francis Steuart

Title:

Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1908

Vol:

II

Page:

114

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The (London, 1908), II, p. 114, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18435, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Date of entry unclear as so many places in Bury's diary - the novel was published 1809

   
   
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