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Record 5810

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Anne Grant loved books, but felt guilty about literary pleasure: she enjoyed Byron's poems but worried about their morality, and was "fully convinced of the bad tendency" of the works of Peter Pindar because of "the amusement I derive from them".'
Century: 1700-1799
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:

Reader:Anne Grant [nee MacVicar]
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 Feb 1755
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Wife/widow of a Church of Scotland Minister
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Title: [poems]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5810  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jacqueline Pearson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 87
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation (Cambridge, 1999), p. 87, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5810, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

See Grant's Memoirs and Correspondence. Vol II, p. 235.

 

 

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