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Record 5812

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'But my dear, what a book! I am ashamed of it! I have read it right through and because I would not conceal from you the worse actions of my life, I send it to you, to show what a wicked book has engrossed your chaste wife these last two days. But is you, my dear, who have caused this vulgarity, for if I had not sought your amusement, I should not have amused myself with such an improper book.'
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:Frances Boscawen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Admiral's wife
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
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: Denis Diderot
Title: Les bijous indiscrets
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5812  
Source - Print  
  Author: Cecil Aspinall-Oglander
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Admiral's Wife: being the life and letters of the Hon Mrs Edward Boscawen from 1719-1761
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1940
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 125
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Cecil Aspinall-Oglander, Admiral's Wife: being the life and letters of the Hon Mrs Edward Boscawen from 1719-1761 (1940), p. 125, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5812, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Boscawen is sending the book to her husband with the letter quoted (dated 1761)

 

 

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