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Record Number: 6170


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'as with history, women use their reading of travels to interrogate an androcentric concept of heroism. Elizabeth Montagu felt "surfeited" with what she thought the pointless explorations of Cook or Bruce: "of what use is this discovery of the source of the Nile?"'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

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:

Elizabeth Montagu

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 Oct 1718

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / bluestocking

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:

James Bruce

Title:

Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 and 1773...

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6170

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women's Reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

56

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's Reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation (Cambridge, 1999), p. 56, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6170, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

See Reginald Blunt (ed). Mrs Montagu, 'Queen of the blues': her letters and friendships from 1762-1800 (1923), Vol II, pp. 31, 251.

   
   
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