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Record 5520

Reading Experience:

'I am glad you have read Madame de Stael?s "Allemagne". The book is a foolish one in some respects; but it abounds with information, and shows great mental power. She was certainly the first woman of her age; Miss Edgeworth, I think, the second; and Miss Austen the third.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1800 and 1831
Country: England
Time: morning
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:Hannah Macaulay
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: None
Religion: Christian
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: Germaine de Stael
Title: De l'Allemagne
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1810
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5520  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Editor: George Otto Trevelyan
  Title: Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 222
  Additional comments: Letter from Macaulay to Hannah Macaulay, 1831

Citation: Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1971), p. 222,, accessed: 30 May 2023

Additional comments:



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