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Record Number: 4088


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"By what unction of purity our great grand mothers were preserved when they studied Pamela without danger or disgust we know not. There are many points of Richardson?s writings more injurious, because less shocking, to virtue than the sonnets of Rochester. Clarissa is less objectionable, though many of the scenes at Mrs Sinclair?s are such as are wholly unfit for modern readers.?

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Charles Robert Maturin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1782

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Curate

Religion:

Christian (Church of England)

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Title:

Pamela

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1748

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4088

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Robert Maturin

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The British Review and London Critical Journal

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1818

Vol:

xi (1818)

Page:

37

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Robert Maturin, The British Review and London Critical Journal (1818), xi (1818), p. 37, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4088, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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