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Record Number: 222


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

At home all day. [...] My wife read part of Clarissa Harlowe to me in the even as I sat a-posting my book.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

15 Oct 1755

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

location in dwelling: home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Margaret 'Peggy' Turner

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Nov 1733

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

works in husband's shop

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Husband


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Title:

Clarissa Harlowe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

222

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Turner

Editor:

David Vaisey

Title:

The Diary of Thomas Turner

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

16

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 16, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=222, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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