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Record 28326

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Thomas Edwards to Samuel Richardson, 28 January 1754, on his return home from a stay in London:] 'I have not been a fort'n-night [sic] at home. The contrast between my late situation, happy in the enjoyment of the company of my friends, and my present solitary circumstances, was too strong for me not to want something to compensate the difference. I therefore called Sir Charles Grandison to my assistance; for the conversation I had with him at Ember and in town was so broken and interrupted that it had by no means satisfied my longing. And what was the consequence? Why, just the fable of the horse and the man: he whom I called in for an ally became my master, and made me spend with him every leisure hour I could command, till I had again gone through the five books; and had they been fifteen, I must have done so.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1754 and 28 Jan 1754
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Turrick
county: Buckinghamshire
   
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:Thomas Edwards
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Richardson
Title: Sir Charles Grandison
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28326  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  Title: Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the original manuscripts, bequeathed by him to his family
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1804
  Vol: 3
  Page: 71
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anna Laetitia Barbauld (ed.), Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the original manuscripts, bequeathed by him to his family  (London, 1804), 3, p. 71, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28326, accessed: 26 January 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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