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Record 5873

Reading Experience:

'[Harriet Grove] enjoyed novels and plays: in 1809-10, she read with pleasure in a family group a number of popular bestsellers (which in the period means largely novels by women), including Lady Morgan's "The Novice of Saint Dominick", Agnes Maria Bennett's "The Beggar Girl and her Benefactors", Edgeworth's "Tales of Andrews", "Sir Charles Grandison" and "A Sentimental Journey"'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1809 and 31 Dec 1810
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:Harriet Grove
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 13 Jun
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England (?)
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Family group
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Lady Morgan
Title: The Novice of Saint Dominick
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 5873  
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: 98
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation. (Cambridge, 1999), p. 98,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Kenneth Neill Cameron (ed), Shelley and his circle 1773-1822, vol II.



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