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Record 5995

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'While her friends were engaged in different sorts of women's work... she read them a great favourite, the sentimental novel "Marienne" by Pierre Marivaux.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 1 Jul 1780
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: King's Thorpe
county: Northamptonshire
   
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:Anna Larpent
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1758
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Daughter of a diplomat and wife of a civil servant
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Lady friends
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Pierre Marivaux
Title: Marienne
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5995  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Brewer
  Editor: James Raven
  Title: The practice and representation of reading in England, essay entitled 'Reconstructing the reader'
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 242
  Additional comments: Editors James Raven, Helen Small and Naomi Tadmor.

Citation: John Brewer, James Raven (ed.), The practice and representation of reading in England, essay entitled 'Reconstructing the reader' (Cambridge, 1996), p. 242, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5995, accessed: 26 January 2022

Additional comments:

Brewer gets his information from Larpent's diary, Huntington Museum HM 31201 .

 

 

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