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Record Number: 4223


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

21/8/1829 ? 'The General gave us an account of the early years of the [French] revolution, the other gentlemen assisting. The evening ended only too soon, but I read in my own room the M?moirs of S?gur, and with a curious feeling lay down, knowing I should see Lafayette next day!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

21 Aug 1829

Country:

France

Time

evening: bedtime

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:

Amelia Opie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Nov 1769

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Father was a physician

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Presbiterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Louise Philippe Segur

Title:

Memoirs and Recollections

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1825

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4223

Source:

Print

Author:

Cecilia Lily Brightell

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie

Place of Publication:

Norwich

Date of Publication:

1854

Vol:

n/a

Page:

239-40

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Cecilia Lily Brightell, Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie (Norwich, 1854), p. 239-40, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4223, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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