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Record 5996

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In the month of April 1792... Anna read Richardson's "Clarissa" for the second time - "the style is prolix, the manners obsolete, & I felt fidgeted at the repetitions not being 15, yet surely it is wonderfully wrought."'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Apr 1792 and 30 Apr 1792
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: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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Richardson
Title: Clarissa
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5996  
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: 230
  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. 230, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5996, accessed: 26 January 2022

Additional comments:

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

 

 

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