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Record 27961

Reading Experience:

'We must not judge [Ann Radcliffe's novels], now that the taste in which they were written is exhausted and palled, by our modern feelings. The best test of their worth is contemporary opinion, and tales which delighted Burke, Fox, and Sheridan, must, when compared with the novels then published, have possessed a singular amount of merit.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1789 and 31 Dec 1797
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:Edmund Burke
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1729
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Politician / Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Ann Radcliffe
Title: novels
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27961  
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: 248
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Julia Kavanagh, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches (London, 1863), 1, p. 248,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:



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