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Record 26434

Reading Experience:

Harriet, Countess Granville, to her sister Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 24 September 1810: 'I am in the middle of [Rousseau's] "Emile." I think parts of it excellent, and the foundation of most of what has been since written on the subject of education. The parts I do not like seem to me more ridiculous than immoral [...] I have, however, only read one volume [...] He has too much of looking up to the sky with larmes dans les yeux, which, though it may be a part and certainly is the consequence of sincere and ardent piety -- I mean that sort of grateful emotion one feels in all the pleasures of fine weather and the works of Nature -- is but a sad loophole or dependance for those who consider it as the whole.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Sep 1810 and 24 Sep 1810
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:Harriet Countess Granville
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
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: Jean Jacques Rousseau
Title: Emile (vol. 1)
Genre: Fiction, Education
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26434  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Countess Granville
  Editor: F. Leveson Gower
  Title: Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 1
  Page: 16-17
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 1, p. 16-17,, accessed: 04 June 2023

Additional comments:



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