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Record Number: 5457


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read some very delightful old books lately (for I now have just attained the wisdom to wish to make use of this ample library, and reject all borrowed or hired books) -Amongst others, two collections of letters, Sevigne's to her daughter, and Bussy Rabutin's to her and various others.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1 Aug 1811

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: home

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:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Aug 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

governess

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:

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne

Title:

Letters of Madame de Sevigne

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

5457

Source:

Print

Author:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Editor:

Lorna J. Clark

Title:

The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney

Place of Publication:

Athens, London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

131-132

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney (Athens, London, 1997), p. 131-132, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5457, accessed: 02 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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