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Record Number: 9454


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Professor W. Smythe to Mary Berry, [1828]: 'Your book [vol. 1 of "The Comparative View of Social Life in France and England"] quite succeeded with me, giving me a great deal of information that was very entertaining, and that had not reached me before [...] I still observe in it some long sentences, which it would have been very easy for you, I should have thought, to have broken up [...] You have not always remembered that you are writing for an English, not a French public -- where not only men, but men, women, and children, read, when a book is considered worth reading.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 24 Apr 1828 and 31 Dec 1828

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:

Professor W. Smythe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Academic

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:

Mary Berry

Title:

The Comparative View of Social Life in France and England (vol 1)

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

April 1828

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9454

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

3

Page:

373

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 3, p. 373, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9454, accessed: 17 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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