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Record 7019

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Mary Wollstonecraft] 'told Everina that she had been reading Hugh Blair's "Letters on Rhetoric" and found them "an intellectual feast".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1786 and 31 Dec 1787
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dublin
   
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:Mary Wollstonecraft
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Apr 1759
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: governess, then writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Hugh Blair
Title: Letters on Rhetoric
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7019  
Source - Print  
  Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
  Editor: Ralph M. Wardle
  Title: Collected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 1979
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 33
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Mary Wollstonecraft, Ralph M. Wardle (ed.), Collected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft (New York, 1979), p. 33, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7019, accessed: 27 May 2024

Additional comments:

evidence from Wardle's intro.

 

 

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