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Record 16632

Reading Experience:

'I have been, and am now, in the midst of reading Miss Edgeworth's 4th, 5th, and 6th vols of "Tales of Fashionable Life". I don't enter into disquisitions about whether they come up to or fall short of her other works, but I am most highly entertained with them. Such admirable delineation of character and such excellent tendencies one seldom sees, and her stories are interesting, not from intricacy of plot, but from exact representations of Nature...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 Jun 1812
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:Sir William Elford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: M.P. and Recorder for Plymouth
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: Maria Edgeworth
Title: Tales of Fashionable Life
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 16632  
Source - Print  
  Author: A.G. L'Estrange
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1882
  Vol: 1
  Page: 90
  Additional comments: Letter from Sir William Elford to Miss Mitford, Bickham, June 18th, 1812

Citation: A.G. L'Estrange, The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford (London, 1882), 1, p. 90,, accessed: 03 July 2022

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