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Record 9232

Reading Experience:

'[Mary] Jones particularly admired Pope's letters. In August 1735, not long after the publication of "Letters of Mr Pope and Several Eminent Persons", she wrote Martha Lovelace that "I've at last had the inexpressible Pleasure of reading Mr Pope's Letters; and am so well satisfied with 'em, that I shall read all future Letters (Except Miss Lovelace's) with a great deal less Pleasure for their sake. In his other Productions I have always admir'd the Author, but now I love the Man".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1735 and 31 Dec 1735
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:Mary Jones
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
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: Alexander Pope
Title: Letters of Mr Pope and Several Eminent Persons
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, correspondence
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9232  
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: 103
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 103,, accessed: 07 July 2022

Additional comments:



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