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Record 12630

Reading Experience:

'This is but too like (say you) the Arabian Tales: these embroidered napkins! and a jewel as large as a turkey's egg! - You forget, dear sister, those very tales were written by an author of this country and (excepting the enchantments) are a real representation of the manners here.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1689 and 10 Mar 1718
Country: Unknown
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: Unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: Arabian Tales
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: French and English translations appeared in the early eighteenth-century.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12630  
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: 156
  Additional comments: Letter from Wortley Montagu to her sister, the Countess of Mar. 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. 156,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Letter was written from Constantinople. I believe here Wortley Montagu is referring to One Thousand and One Nights, more commonly known as the Arabian Nights.



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