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Record 10289

Reading Experience:

'No work of fiction could be read unless approved by their mother* ... [footnote] * An exception was made in the case of Fanny Burney's third novel, Camilla. "I've got leave!' Princess Elizabeth told the author in great excitement, 'and Mamma says she won't wait to read it first!"'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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:Princess Elizabeth
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1770
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Daughter of monarch
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Daughter of George III


Text Being Read:

Author: Fanny Burney
Title: Camilla
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 10289  
Source - Print  
  Author: Christopher Hibbert
  Editor: n/a
  Title: George III: a personal history
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 377
  Additional comments: quoting d'Arblay, Madame [Fanny Burney] Diary and letters of Madame d'Arblay,(1778-1840) ed. Charlotte Barrett, London 1905, ii,p. 72.

Citation: Christopher Hibbert, George III: a personal history (London, 1999), p. 377,, accessed: 13 July 2024

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