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Record Number: 4273


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I believe simple moral tales the very best mode of instructing the young and the poor ? else why do the pious of all sects and beliefs spread tracts in stories over the world - ? My own books (which friends never read, and know nothing about), are, in my belief, moral rules.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

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:

Presbyterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[moral tales]

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4273

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Eliot McGregor

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Amelia Alderson Opie: Worldling and Friend

Place of Publication:

Wisconsin

Date of Publication:

1933

Vol:

n/a

Page:

121

Additional Comments:

Author quoting from Gurney Ms., 380, a letter from Amelia Opie to Joseph John Gurney (23/2/1844).

Citation:

Margaret Eliot McGregor, Amelia Alderson Opie: Worldling and Friend (Wisconsin, 1933), p. 121, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4273, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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