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Record 4524

Reading Experience:

'In her teens [Frances] Burney was tackling on her own such works as Plutarch's "Lives" (in translation), Pope's "Iliad", and ... all the works of Pope, including the Letters; Hume's "History of England"; Hooke's "Roman History"; and Conyers Middleton's "Life of Cicero" ... She also ... studied music theory in Diderot's treatise ...'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 13 Jun 1765 and 12 Jun 1772
Country: England
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:Frances Burney
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 13 Jun 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: David Hume
Title: The History of England
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4524  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Anne Doody
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Frances Burney: The Life in the Works
  Place of Publication: New Brunswick, NJ
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 396 n.6
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Margaret Anne Doody, Frances Burney: The Life in the Works (New Brunswick, NJ, 1988), p. 396 n.6,, accessed: 21 July 2024

Additional comments:



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