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Record 12628

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I hope we shall have soon the Odyssey from your happy hand, and I think I shall follow with singular pleasure the traveller Ulysses, who was an observer of men and manners, when he travels in your harmonious numbers.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1689 and 1 Sep 1717
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:Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1689
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Daughter of the fifth Earl of Kingston upon Hull. Wife of the British Ambassador to Constantinople.
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Homer
Title: Odyssey
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12628  
Source - Print  
  Author: Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu
  Editor: R. Brimley Johnson
  Title: Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1906
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 149
  Additional comments: Letter from Wortley Montagu to Alexander Pope. Taken from the Kessinger Publishing's Reprint of 1906 edition published by J.M.Dent

Citation: Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762 (London, 1906), n/a, p. 149, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12628, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Letter was written from Belgrade. It would appear from this comment that Wortley Montagu already knew the Odyssey, and had read it before.

 

 

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