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Record 5820

Reading Experience:

'Faith Gray, dutiful member of a devout York evangelical family, self-accusingly notes in a review of the year 1768 a "strange mixture of Morality, History and Novels in my reading", but although she itemises some of the morality and history she is uninformative about the novels.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: York
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:Faith Gray
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Evangelical
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: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Other religious, Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5820  
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: 14
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835 (Cambridge, 1999), p. 14,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:

Gray's reading is presumably detailed more specifically in the source Pearson mentions - Mrs Edwin Gray's Papers and diaries of a York family, 1764-1839 (1927). Her grand-daughter's reading is also mentioned. See Gray pp. 24, 258.



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