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Record 6565

Reading Experience:

'"The Female Quixote" is written by a woman...Lennox her name. Her husband and she have often visited me together. Do you not think, however her heroine over-acts her part, that Arabella is amiable and innocent? The writer has genius. She is hardly twenty four, and has been unhappy. She wrote a piece, called "Harriet Stuart".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1750 and 31 Dec 1753
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: Lady Bradshaigh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
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: Charlotte Lennox
Title: The Female Quixote
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6565  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Richardson
  Editor: John Carroll
  Title: Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1964
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 223
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson (Oxford, 1964), p. 223,, accessed: 03 July 2022

Additional comments:

Letter from Samuel Richardson to Lady Bradshaigh, 1753



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