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Record 11228

Reading Experience:

[Half a page in praise of Evenings, beginning:] 'No one can be so injudicious, or so unjust, as to class the excellent "Evenings at Home" amongst books of mere entertainment. Upon a close examination, it appears to be the best book for young people from seven to ten years old, that has yet appeared. We shall not pretend to enter into a minute examination of it; because, from what we have already said, parents can infer sentiments, and we wish to avoid tedious, unnecessary detail.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1792 and 31 Dec 1797
Country: n/a
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Author. Looking after younger siblings
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Aikin
Title: Evenings at Home
Genre: Children's Lit, Conduct books, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11228  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Practical Education
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1815 (3rd edn)
  Vol: 1
  Page: 406-411
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Maria & Richard Lovell Edgeworth , Practical Education (London, 1815 (3rd edn)), 1, p. 406-411,, accessed: 07 July 2022

Additional comments:

Co-author Anna Letitia Barbauld (nee Aikin)



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