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Record 7906

Reading Experience:

'To amuse ourselves at the inns on this road we brought with us Jackson's "30 Letters" & Moritz's "Travels in England" (both in our Society) but having finish'd the latter (w'ch John was now reading) & Mrs M being reading the other, I got Mrs Radcliffe's novel of the "Sicilian Romance" from the Library there, which I this day began reading & was much pleased with.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 2 Sep 1795
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: inn - journey to New Forest and Salisbury
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:John Marsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 May 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Musian / composer / gentleman
Religion: n/a
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: Ann Radcliffe
Title: A Sicilian Romance
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)
Borrowed from the library at the inn where the Marsh family were staying?


Source Information:

Record ID: 7906  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Marsh
  Editor: Brian Robins
  Title: The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828)
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 583
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828) (New York, 1998), p. 583,, accessed: 29 February 2024

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