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Record 141

Reading Experience:

'In 1753 Catherine Talbot stayed with the Berkeley family and participated enthusiastically in readings of "Sir Charles Grandison".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1753 and 1753
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: home of the Berkeley family
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:Catherine Talbot
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1721
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: 'bluestocking'
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
a mixed party of men and women
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Richardson
Title: Sir Charles Grandison
Genre: Fiction, Y
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 141  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jacqueline Pearson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation.
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 174
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacqueline Pearson, Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation. (Cambridge, 1999), p. 174,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

see T.C. Duncan Eaves and Ben. D. Kimpel, "Richardson" (Oxford, 1971) p.361



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