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Record 11233

Reading Experience:

'The first books which are now usually put into the hands of a child are Mrs. Barbauld's "Lessons"; they are by far the best books of the kind that have ever appeared.' (p406), [ the following pages discuss specific problematic passages]
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1778 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 Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Looking after younger siblings. Author
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: Anna Letitia Barbauld (nee Aikin)
Title: Early Lessons for Children
Genre: Children's Lit, Education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11233  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  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 Edgeworth, Practical Education (London, 1815 (3rd edn)), 1, p. 406-411,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:



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