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Record Number: 4522


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In her teens [Frances] Burney was tackling on her own such works as Plutarch's "Lives" (in translation), Pope's "Iliad", and ... all the works of Pope, including the Letters; Hume's "History of England"; Hooke's "Roman History"; and Conyers Middleton's "Life of Cicero" ... She also ... studied music theory in Diderot's treatise ...'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 13 Jun 1765 and 12 Jun 1772

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:

Frances Burney

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

13 Jun 1752

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

Works

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4522

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Anne Doody

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Frances Burney: The Life in the Works

Place of Publication:

New Brunswick, NJ

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

n/a

Page:

396 n.6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Anne Doody, Frances Burney: The Life in the Works (New Brunswick, NJ, 1988), p. 396 n.6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4522, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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