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Record 28388

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Anne Donnellan to Samuel Richardson, 11 February 1752: 'Who the author of Betsy Thoughtless is, I don't know, but his [sic] poetic justice I think very bad: he kills a good woman to make way for one of the worst, in my opinion, I ever read of.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1751 and 11 Feb 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:Anne Donnellan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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: Eliza Haywood
Title: The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28388  
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: 4
  Page: 56
  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), 4, p. 56, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28388, accessed: 24 January 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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