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Record Number: 6157


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'With a fine imagination and command of Language Charlotte Smith cannot write without Interest [.] this is an odd work. She introduces in a prettily wrought novel the more early French troubles in consequence of the Revolution, she is a wild leveller. She defends the revolution, she writes with the enthusiasm of a woman and a poetess. Her story is hurried [,] has faults in the conduct and narrative, yet it interests. Her descriptions are very pleasing and her characteristic conversations are somewhat forced. She writes herself out. yet her genius predominates.' [opinion of "Desmond", entered in diary].

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 14 Aug 1792

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:

Anna Larpent

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1758

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Diplomat's daugher and civil servant's wife

Religion:

unknown

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:

Charlotte Smith

Title:

Desmond

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6157

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Anna Larpent

Title:

Diaries

Location:

Huntington Library

Call No:

HM 31201

Page/Folio:

dated 14 Aug 1792

Citation:

Anna Larpent, Diaries Huntington Library, p. HM 31201, p. dated 14 Aug 1792, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6157, accessed: 24 April 2024


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