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Record Number: 8608


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have also read the Modern Philosophers, which in spight [sic] of a little vulgarity & too much sameness, I like extremely. Julia's character is beautiful & tho' Harriet Orwell gives one rather too much the idea of a blushing maid with a workbag, & I cannot fancy anything very romantic in the way of love--with an apothecary, yet her character is, I think, extremely well drawn & I like Bridgetina very much.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1808 and 24 Apr 1808

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Hertford
specific address: Brocket Hall

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:

Lady Caroline Lamb

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

socialite, novelist, inflential member of the Whig political elite

Religion:

Christian

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:

Elizabeth Hamilton

Title:

Memoirs of Modern Philosophers

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8608

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Editor:

Paul Douglass

Title:

The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

38

Additional Comments:

Letter to Lady Bessborough dated 24 April 1808.

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), Paul Douglass (ed.), The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb (New York, 2006), n/a, p. 38, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8608, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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