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Record Number: 18468


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[The Comtesse] has a [italics] library [end italics] of novels - literally; so that I wonder she has not, by filling her head with such a mass of trash, committed half a dozen murders and run away from her husband at least as many times, to make herself a heroine; - and, what is more, she cannot be [italics] scrupulous [end italics] in the selection of these novels, from the specimens of some she has lent me. Yet none of this idle reading seems to have injured her mind or manners; she speaks French beautifully, has very good manners, and is, I am told, very amiable'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Lake Como

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:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

anonymous correspondent of Charlotte Bury



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[novels]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
lent by the Comtesse ----


Source Information:

Record ID:

18468

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:

2

Page:

154

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The (London, 1908), 2, p. 154, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18468, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter is undated and chronology is unclear - after the death of Princess Charlotte in 1817

   
   
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