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Record Number: 4533


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When he was writing ... "Things as They Are" (1794) ... [William] Godwin studied "Cecilia".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1782 and 31 Dec 1794

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:

William Godwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Mar 1756

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Calvinist

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:

Frances Burney

Title:

Cecilia; or, Memoirs of an Heiress

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4533

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:

147

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Anne Doody, Frances Burney: The Life in the Works (New Brunswick, NJ, 1988), p. 147, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4533, accessed: 13 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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