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Record Number: 4089


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?In his Sir Charles Grandison, the inherent vulgarity, egotism and prolixity of Richardson?s character breakout with a latitude unexampled and uncontrolled. His personages, forever listening to or repeating their own eulogy, forever covering their own selfishness with arrogant humility, preaching forever in a monotonous key of maudlin morality, bowing on hands, and asking the benison of aunts and grandmothers, are now as flat and faded as the figures in an ancient tapestry but, like them, compensate in some measure for the dullness of the design by the fidelity of the costume.?

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:

Sir Charles Grandison

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1754

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4089

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:

40-1

Additional Comments:

Review article on Sir Charles Grandison and Harrington and Ormond by Maria Edgeworth.

Citation:

Charles Robert Maturin, The British Review and London Critical Journal (1818), xi (1818), p. 40-1, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4089, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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