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Record 4082

Reading Experience:

"I have read Corinne with my father, and I like it better than he does. In one word, I am dazzled by the genius, provoked by the absurdities, and in admiration of the taste and critical judgement of Italian literature displayed throughout the work. ... My father acknowledges he never read anything more pathetic."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Jun 1808
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)
R.L.Edgeworth (Maria Edgeworth's father)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Germaine De Stael
Title: Corinne
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Paris, 1807, 2 vols.
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 4082  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: Augustus J. C. Hare
  Title: Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
  Place of Publication: London: Edward Arnold
  Date of Publication: 1894 (2 vols)
  Vol: vol 1
  Page: 156
  Additional comments: Letter to Mrs Ruxton (April 1808).

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), vol 1, p. 156,, accessed: 30 May 2023

Additional comments:



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