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Record 28059

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Elizabeth Carter to Catherine Talbot, 30 March 1751: 'How to account for Miss Mulso's unmerciful severity to Amelia is past my skill, as it does not appear that she was in very good health when she read the book.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1752 and 30 Mar 1752
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:Hester Mulso
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Oct 1727
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
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: Henry Fielding
Title: Amelia
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28059  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Montagu Pennington
  Title: A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Eliazbeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: 2
  Page: 72
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Eliazbeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 2, p. 72, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28059, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

Earlier in letter, Carter writes: 'Methinks I long to engage you on the side of this poor unfortunate book [Amelia], which I am told the fine folks are unanimous in pronouncing to be very sad stuff' (p.71).

 

 

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