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Record 5817

Reading Experience:

'She rejects even "good" books if she finds them tedious or ling-winded, finding unreadable Hooker's "extremely good" Laws of ecclesiastical polity and the "very profound learning" of "Dr Shuckford's Connection".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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:Elizabeth Carter
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1717
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Classicist / bluestocking
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: Dr Shuckford
Title: Dr Shuckford's Connection
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5817  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jacqueline Pearson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 138
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835 (Cambridge, 1999), p. 138,, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:

See Montagu Pennington (ed) Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Montagu. Vol II, p. 237.



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