St Leon

Reading experience

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St Leon

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-8855

Evidence

Mary Berry, in letter of 2 January 1800: "I have been reading [...] a new novel of Godwin"s, in four vols., called ""The Travels of St. Leon."" it is an odd work, like all his, and, like all his, interesting, tho" hardly ever pleasantly so; and while one"s head often agrees with his observations, and sometimes with his reasoning, never does one"s heart thoroughly agree with his sentiments on any subject or in any character [...] I should tell you, which I know from Edwards, that it was written for bread, agreed for by the booksellers beforehand, and actually composed and written as the printers wanted it. I think you will see many marks of this throughout the work if you read it, which I should recommend to you, if, like me, you have not seen a [italics]readable[end italics] novel this age."

Source

Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852

Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Berry, Mary
Aged 36-37 [Experience was between 1799 and 1800, born in 1763]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
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Time of Reading Experience
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England
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Notes


How to cite this record

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Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/106583
Accessed on 2019/12/15 12:19:54

Related place
England
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St Leon

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-8855

Evidence

Mary Berry, in letter of 2 January 1800: "I have been reading [...] a new novel of Godwin"s, in four vols., called ""The Travels of St. Leon."" it is an odd work, like all his, and, like all his, interesting, tho" hardly ever pleasantly so; and while one"s head often agrees with his observations, and sometimes with his reasoning, never does one"s heart thoroughly agree with his sentiments on any subject or in any character [...] I should tell you, which I know from Edwards, that it was written for bread, agreed for by the booksellers beforehand, and actually composed and written as the printers wanted it. I think you will see many marks of this throughout the work if you read it, which I should recommend to you, if, like me, you have not seen a [italics]readable[end italics] novel this age."

Source

Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Berry, Mary
Aged 36-37 [Experience was between 1799 and 1800, born in 1763]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
December 1 1799 - January 2 1800
Time of Reading Experience
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Place of reading experience
England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
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Notes


How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/106583
Accessed on 2019/12/15 12:19:54

Related place
England
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