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Record 5205

Reading Experience:

"According to one contemporary anecdote, when a would-be lover borrowed from the Arcadia to woo a lady, she immediately saw through his deception: she 'was so well versed in his author, as tacitely she traced him to the bottom of a leaf.'"
Century: 1600-1699
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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:

Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sir Philip Sidney
Title: The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5205  
Source - Print  
  Author: Stephen B. Dobranski
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 2005
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 75
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Stephen B. Dobranski, Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2005), p. 75,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from William J. Thoms, ed., Anecdotes and Traditions Illustrative of Early English History and Literature (London, 1839) 64.



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