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Record Number: 8646


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I entirely deprecate your opinion concerning Manwaring [sic--Mannering] or sooner the opinion you had borrowed for I am convinced if you had read it through or even half you would have admired it excessively--I judge by myself who never can get over ten pages of any Book[--]yesterday--I finished it--I liked it better than I did Waverly [sic]--the story is better told the Hero more interesting the Gypsies delightful the Characters very well drawn indeed--all good in short except the love & the Ladies which are flippant & vulgar as is the Fashion now'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 7 Jul 1814 and 30 Apr 1815

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:

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

Waverly

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8646

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:

132

Additional Comments:

Letter to John Murray, 1815. Douglass dates it in April.

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. 132, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8646, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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