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Record 14907

Reading Experience:

'And there I saw this new play my wife saw yesterday; and do not like it, it being very smutty, and nothing so good as "The Maiden Queen" or "The Indian Imperour", of his making, that I was troubled at it; and my wife tells me is wholly (which he confesses a little in the epilogue) taken out of the "Illustr. Bassa".'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Until: 20 Jun 1668
Country: England
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:Elizabeth Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 23 Oct 1640
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: wife of Clerk of the Acts, 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: Madame de Scud?ri
Title: Ibrahim, ou L'illustre Bassa
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1641
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14907  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 9
  Page: 247
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 9, p. 247,, accessed: 22 April 2024

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