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Record 27951

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Quoted from 'one of Sir Walter Scott's works of biography', in chapter entitled 'Oroonoko': '"The editor was acquainted by an old lady of family, who assured him that in her younger days Mrs. Behn's novels were as currently upon the toilette as the works of Miss Edgeworth at present; and described with some humour her own surprise when the book falling into her hands after a long interval of years, and when its contents were quite forgotten, she found it impossible to endure at the age of fourscore what at fifteen she, like all the fashionable world of the time, had perused without an idea of impropriety."'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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:anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Aphra Behn
Title: [?]Oroonoko
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27951  
Source - Print  
  Author: Julia Kavanagh
  Editor: n/a
  Title: English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1863
  Vol: 1
  Page: 28-29
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Julia Kavanagh, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches (London, 1863), 1, p. 28-29, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27951, accessed: 28 January 2023

Additional comments:

 

 

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