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Record 17591

Reading Experience:

'I have not read "Self control", and am determined not to read it, till my own eternal rubbish is concluded. I was a week in the house, at John Street with the two first volumes, but never looked at them. Miss Jardine lent them there. She spent a sociable evening with us, and made me laugh by observing that the book began with a sort of ravishment that almost enclined her to shut it up after the first forty pages, and never to open it again. Sister Burney likes it; not the ravishment but the tout ensemble; but thinks the last volume flags.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 1 Aug 1811
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:Esther Burney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1749
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
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: Mary Brunton
Title: Self-control
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17591  
Source - Print  
  Author: Sarah Harriet Burney
  Editor: Lorna J. Clark
  Title: Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The
  Place of Publication: Athens GA / London
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 130
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 130,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to Charlotte Barrett, Aug 1st 1811. Esther Burney was SHB's half sister, and had married her cousin, Charles Rousseau Burney, hece the surname remaining unaltered.



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