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Record 4193

Reading Experience:

?I have some idea of writing in the intervals of my severer studies for professional education, a comedy for my father?s birthday, but I shall do it up in my own room, and shall not produce it until it is finished. I found the first hint of it in the strangest place that anybody could invent, for it was in Dallas?s History of the Maroons, and you may read the book to find out, and ten to one you miss it. ? pray read the book, for it is extremely interesting and entertaining.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1805
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 and governess
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: Charles Robert Dallas
Title: History of the Maroons, from their origin to the establishment of their chief tribe at Sierra Leone...
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Longmann & Rees, 1803 (2 vols)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4193  
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: 1
  Page: 140
  Additional comments: Letter to Miss Ruxton (26/2/1805).

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J C Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London, Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 140,, accessed: 07 July 2022

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