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Record 11637

Reading Experience:

'And so home, where I fell to read "The fruitlesse precaution" (a book formerly recommended by Dr Clerke at sea to me), which I read in bed till I had made an end of it and do find it the best-writ tale that ever I read in my life.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 15 Oct 1660
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: at home, in bed
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:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Admiralty
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Paul Scarron
Title: The Fruitlesse Precaution
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: read in English translation
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11637  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 266
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 1, p. 266,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:



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