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Record 9228

Reading Experience:

'After reading Pope's "Illiad", the sixteen-year-old Burney confided in her journal that "I was never so charm'd with a poem in my life".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1768 and 31 Dec 1768
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:Frances Burney
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
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: Homer
Title: Iliad
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: trans. by Alexander Pope
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9228  
Source - Print  
  Author: Claudia Thomas
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers
  Place of Publication: Carbondale and Edwardsville
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 69
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 69,, accessed: 24 September 2023

Additional comments:



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