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Record Number: 20859


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[A Mr Murphy was looking for something to print in "The Gray's Inn Journal" and a Mr Foote suggested] "Here is a French magazine, in which you will find a very pretty oriental tale; translate that, and send it to your printer". Mr Murphy, having read the tale, was highly pleased with it, and followed Foote's advice. When he returned to town, this tale was pointed out to him in "The Rambler", from whence it had been translated into the French magazine.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1760 and 31 Oct 1760

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:

Mr Foote

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[a French magazine]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

in French

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20859

Source:

Print

Author:

James Boswell

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

Life of Johnson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

252

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 252, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20859, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Originally published 1791.

   
   
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