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Record 17224

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'"The Earl's Daughter" was also 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. "Margaret Percival" I read to her entirely, and also a portion of "Laneton Parsonage", and I remember being obliged to reassure 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 1842 and 31 Dec 1847
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Isle of Wight
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1815
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: later writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
her mother, Jane
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Title: Margaret Percival
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: publ. 1847
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 17224  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: Eleanor L. Sewell
  Title: The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1907
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 101
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1907), p. 101,, accessed: 26 May 2020

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