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Record 7027

Reading Experience:

'I am now reading Rousseau's "Emile", and love his paradoxes. He chuses a common capacity to educate - and gives as a reason, that a genius will educate itself - however he rambles into a chimerical world into which I have too often [wand]ered - and draws the usual conclusion that all is vanity and vexation of spirit.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Mar 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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau
Title: Emile
Genre: Fiction, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7027  
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: 145
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Mary Wollstonecraft, Ralph M. Wardle (ed.), Collected Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft (New York, 1979), p. 145,, accessed: 04 June 2023

Additional comments:

Letter from Mary Wollstonecraft to Everina Wollstonecraft, March 1787



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