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Record 6425

Reading Experience:

'she thinks Rousseau "the most dangerous writer I ever read", his work "of so bad tendency that, after a few trials, I have determined never to look into any thing he should publish".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: ?
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1717
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Classicist / bluestocking
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: ?
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau
Title: works
Genre: Fiction, Autobiog / Diary, Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6425  
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: 140
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation. (Cambridge, 1999), p. 140,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

See Montagu Pennington (ed.), Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Montagu, Vol 2, p. 268.



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