[Letters]

Reading experience

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[Letters]

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

"Weeton"s reading becomes important in communication with friends, but also a point of conflict: when she visits her brother and his wife, they complain that she spends all her time reading, though she insists that she read very little (""only... Gil Blas, now and then a newspaper, two or three of Lady M. W. Montagu"s letters, and <i>few</i> pages in a magazine"), and only because her hosts rose so late. Since her literacy is important as a sign of status, she repeatedly presents herself not as a reader of low status texts like novels but of travels, education works, memoirs and letters, including Boswell"s ""Tour of the Hebrides"", the Travels of Mungo Park, and Mme de Genlis" work. She approves some novels, like Hamilton"s ""The Cottagers of Glenburnie"", but generally finds them a ""dangerous, facinating kind of amusement"" which ""destroy all relish for useful, instructive studies".

Source

Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation

Text being read

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

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Weeton, Ellen
Aged 31-49 [Experience was between 1807 and 1825, born in 1776]
Listener
Weeton,

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
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Time of Reading Experience
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Notes
See Edward Hall (ed.) Miss Weeton: Journal of a Governess 1807-11 (1936), Vol. I, p.111

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Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/68468
Accessed on 2020/09/26 02:26:05

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[Letters]

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-151

Evidence

"Weeton"s reading becomes important in communication with friends, but also a point of conflict: when she visits her brother and his wife, they complain that she spends all her time reading, though she insists that she read very little (""only... Gil Blas, now and then a newspaper, two or three of Lady M. W. Montagu"s letters, and <i>few</i> pages in a magazine"), and only because her hosts rose so late. Since her literacy is important as a sign of status, she repeatedly presents herself not as a reader of low status texts like novels but of travels, education works, memoirs and letters, including Boswell"s ""Tour of the Hebrides"", the Travels of Mungo Park, and Mme de Genlis" work. She approves some novels, like Hamilton"s ""The Cottagers of Glenburnie"", but generally finds them a ""dangerous, facinating kind of amusement"" which ""destroy all relish for useful, instructive studies".

Source

Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation

Text being read

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

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Weeton, Ellen
Aged 31-49 [Experience was between 1807 and 1825, born in 1776]
Listener
Weeton,

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
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Time of Reading Experience
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Place of reading experience
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
See Edward Hall (ed.) Miss Weeton: Journal of a Governess 1807-11 (1936), Vol. I, p.111

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:

Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/68468
Accessed on 2020/09/26 02:26:05

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