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Record Number: 25719


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Lady Harriet Cavendish to her sister Lady Georgiana Morpeth (February 1803): 'I have been crying my eyes out over "le Nouveau pere de famille." I wonder I did not hear more of it, as it seems to me quite beautiful; the 3rd volume heartbreaking. I believe I am going to read "Amelie de Mansfield." They are all [italics]dying[end italics] over it and it is the general opinion that as I have read "Delphine" [by Madame de Stael] I may read anything.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1800 and 1 Mar 1803

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Devonshire 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:

Lady Harriet Cavendish

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

Aug 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Germaine de Stael

Title:

Delphine

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25719

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer

Title:

Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1940

Vol:

n/a

Page:

52

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer (ed.), Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809 (London, 1940), p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25719, accessed: 23 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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