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Record Number: 5820


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Faith Gray, dutiful member of a devout York evangelical family, self-accusingly notes in a review of the year 1768 a "strange mixture of Morality, History and Novels in my reading", but although she itemises some of the morality and history she is uninformative about the novels.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: York

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:

Faith Gray

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Evangelical

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:

[unknown]

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction, History

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5820

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

14

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835 (Cambridge, 1999), p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5820, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Gray's reading is presumably detailed more specifically in the source Pearson mentions - Mrs Edwin Gray's Papers and diaries of a York family, 1764-1839 (1927). Her grand-daughter's reading is also mentioned. See Gray pp. 24, 258.

   
   
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