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Record Number: 27962


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We must not judge [Ann Radcliffe's novels], now that the taste in which they were written is exhausted and palled, by our modern feelings. The best test of their worth is contemporary opinion, and tales which delighted Burke, Fox, and Sheridan, must, when compared with the novels then published, have possessed a singular amount of merit.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1789 and 31 Dec 1799

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:

Reader:

Charles James Fox

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Politician

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ann Radcliffe

Title:

novels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27962

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:

248

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Julia Kavanagh, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches (London, 1863), 1, p. 248, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27962, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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