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Record Number: 6238


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Sarah Harriet Burney read Ariosto with "delight", but "Here and there he is a bad boy, and as the book is my own, & I do not like indecency, I cut out whole pages that annoy me, & burn them before the Author's face."'

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:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Aug 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Ariosto

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6238

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

106

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation (Cambridge, 1999), p. 106, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6238, accessed: 02 February 2023


Additional Comments:

See Edith J Morley, 'Sarah Harriet Burney, 1770-1844', Modern Philology 39 (1941), pp. 132-58.

   
   
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