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Record Number: 9232


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Mary] Jones particularly admired Pope's letters. In August 1735, not long after the publication of "Letters of Mr Pope and Several Eminent Persons", she wrote Martha Lovelace that "I've at last had the inexpressible Pleasure of reading Mr Pope's Letters; and am so well satisfied with 'em, that I shall read all future Letters (Except Miss Lovelace's) with a great deal less Pleasure for their sake. In his other Productions I have always admir'd the Author, but now I love the Man".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1735 and 31 Dec 1735

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:

Mary Jones

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

Letters of Mr Pope and Several Eminent Persons

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, correspondence

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9232

Source:

Print

Author:

Claudia Thomas

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers

Place of Publication:

Carbondale and Edwardsville

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

103

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 103, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9232, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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