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Record 12597

Reading Experience:

'[italics]The Earl's Daughter[end italics] was [...] begun before my mother's death, and I read part of it to her, but she saw from the beginning that it was likely to be sad, and I think it rather oppressed her. [italics]Margaret Percival[end italics] I read to her entirely, and also a portion of [italics]Laneton Parsonage[end italics], and I remember being obliged to assure her that Alice Lennox (in the latter tale) when taken ill would not die, she took such a vivid interest in the story -- which was only completed after her death.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1844 and 20 May 1848
Country: Great Britain
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:Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 Feb 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: Great Britain
Country of experience: Great Britain
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Jane Sewell (reader's mother)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Title: The Earl's Daughter
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12597  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1908
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 101
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missing Sewell (London, 1908), p. 101,, accessed: 28 May 2020

Additional comments:



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