Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 8627


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[L]ittle else travels down to me my Cousins & Virtuous friends not being over addicted to scribbling--do not think I put you in the other class [...] it is only an appellation I give them out of Contrast to myself & other more liberal minded women who like Mary Wollstonecraft stand up for the rights of the Sex & wear our shackles with dignity.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1809 and 31 Jul 1810

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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, influential 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:

Mary Wollstonecraft

Title:

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8627

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:

56

Additional Comments:

Letter to Lady Holland. Douglass dates it 1810 after 14 July.

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. 56, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8627, accessed: 25 February 2024


Additional Comments:

An earlier letter to the Marquis of Hartington indicates that Lady Caroline read The Rights of Woman in September the previous year.

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design