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Record 4080

Reading Experience:

"This minute I hear a carman is going to Navan, and I hasten to send you the Cottagers of Glenburnie, which I hope you will like as well as I do. I think it will do a vast deal of good to you, and besides it is extremely interesting, which all good books are not: it has great powers, both comic and tragic."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1809
Country: Ireland
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Elizabeth Hamilton
Title: The Cottages of Glenburnie
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Edinburgh, 1808
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 4080  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: Augustus J. C. Hare
  Title: The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
  Place of Publication: London: Edward Arnold
  Date of Publication: 1894 (2 vols)
  Vol: vol 1
  Page: 160
  Additional comments: Letter to Mrs Ruxton (2/2/1809).

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), vol 1, p. 160,, accessed: 29 June 2022

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