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Record 28389

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Anne Donnellan to Samuel Richardson, 9 November 1752: 'I should talk a little of the pleasure I had had in reading some of your last scenes [...] I have made some little marks in the books I had, and as you seem to desire to shorten, I have in some places thrown out words that I thought did not strengthen the sense, &c. &c. [comments further on aspects of characterisations etc] [...] I had wrote thus far, when I recollected I was writing down my own scattered incoherent thoughts, when I had a new book of yours to read; so down went the pen, and I never quitted your book till I finished it (nine o'clock at night). I have run over it very quick, from my own eagerness, and your desire of having it soon, and can only say, my dear Mr Richardson, do not marry the angel Clementina to the hare-brained Count de Belvidere.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Oct 1752 and 9 Nov 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: Samuel Richardson
Title: Sir Charles Grandison
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28389  
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: 75-78
  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. 75-78, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28389, accessed: 24 January 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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