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Record Number: 27952


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From chapter entitled 'Madame d'Arblay': 'Whilst her mother read Pope's works and Pitt's AEneid with her eldest daughter Esther, Fanny [Burney] sat by and listened, and learnt by heart the passages which her sister recited.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

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:

Reading Group:

Esther Burney and daughter (also Esther)

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

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

Frances Burney


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alexander Pope

Title:

'works'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27952

Source:

Print

Author:

Julia Kavanagh

Editor:

n/a

Title:

English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1863

Vol:

1

Page:

81

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Julia Kavanagh, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches (London, 1863), 1, p. 81, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27952, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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