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Record Number: 6432


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In December 1810 a box of books arrived and the family began to read a novel which they "liked very much". This book is "Modern Philosophy", whose anti-heroine, "Miss Biddy Botherin", who made them "laugh a good deal", is a devotee of radical Godwinian philosophy, a satirical portrait probably combining elements of Mary Hays and Mary Wollstonecraft.' [Grove is resisting her then-fiance Shelley's philosophy and aesthetics].

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

From: 1 Dec 1810

Country:

?

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:

Harriet Grove

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 Oct

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

?

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Family group, presumably.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Hamilton

Title:

Memoirs of modern philosophers

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6432

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:

98-9

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation. (Cambridge, 1999), p. 98-9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6432, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

See Kenneth Neill Cameron (ed.) Shelley and his circle 1773-1822, Vol 2, p. 596.

   
   
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