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Record 4201

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'You do not mention Madame Roland, therefore I am not sure whether you have read her; if you have only read her in the translation which talks of her uncle Bimont's dying of a fit of the gout translated to his chest, you have done her injustice. We think some of her Memoirs beautifully written and like Rousseau; she was a great woman and died heroically. I think if I had been Mons Roland I should not have shot myself for her sake.'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Marie-Jeanne Philipon Roland de la Platiere
Title: Memoirs
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Paris, 1793, London (transl) 1795.
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 4201  
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: 43
  Additional comments: Letter to Sophie Ruxton 27/2/1796.

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J C Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London, Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 43, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=4201, accessed: 18 January 2022

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