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Record Number: 4082


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"I have read Corinne with my father, and I like it better than he does. In one word, I am dazzled by the genius, provoked by the absurdities, and in admiration of the taste and critical judgement of Italian literature displayed throughout the work. ... My father acknowledges he never read anything more pathetic."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Jun 1808

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

R.L.Edgeworth (Maria Edgeworth's father)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Germaine De Stael

Title:

Corinne

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Paris, 1807, 2 vols.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

4082

Source:

Print

Author:

Maria Edgeworth

Editor:

Augustus J. C. Hare

Title:

Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth

Place of Publication:

London: Edward Arnold

Date of Publication:

1894 (2 vols)

Vol:

vol 1

Page:

156

Additional Comments:

Letter to Mrs Ruxton (April 1808).

Citation:

Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), vol 1, p. 156, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4082, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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