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Record Number: 4079


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"I have just been reading, for the fourth time, I believe, The Simple Story, which I intended this time to read as a critic, that I might write to Mrs Inchbald about it; but I was so carried away by it that I was totally incapable of thinking of Mrs Inchbald or anything but Miss Milner and Doriforth, who appeared as real persons... I think it the most pathetic and the most powerfully interesting tale I ever read."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1767 and 1809

Country:

Ireland

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:

Maria Edgeworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1767

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Christian (Church of England)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Inchbald

Title:

A Simple Story

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1791

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4079

Source:

Print

Author:

Maria Edgeworth

Editor:

Augustus J. C. Hare

Title:

The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth

Place of Publication:

London: Edward Arnold

Date of Publication:

1894 (2 vols)

Vol:

1

Page:

168-9

Additional Comments:

Letter to Miss Ruston (December 1809).

Citation:

Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 168-9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4079, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Maria Edgeworth read this book at least 4 times in her lifetime.

   
   
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