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Record Number: 5520


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am glad you have read Madame de Stael?s "Allemagne". The book is a foolish one in some respects; but it abounds with information, and shows great mental power. She was certainly the first woman of her age; Miss Edgeworth, I think, the second; and Miss Austen the third.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1800 and 1831

Country:

England

Time

morning

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:

Hannah Macaulay

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

None

Religion:

Christian

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:

Germaine de Stael

Title:

De l'Allemagne

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1810

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5520

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Editor:

George Otto Trevelyan

Title:

Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

n/a

Page:

222

Additional Comments:

Letter from Macaulay to Hannah Macaulay, 1831

Citation:

Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1971), p. 222, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5520, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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