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Record 27021

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet, Countess Granville to her sister, Lady Carlisle, 10 January 1844: 'Tell me more about Miss Martineau's book [Letters on Mesmerism]. I am afraid of it. The old tales, which I have been re-reading, have such an effect upon me that I can scarcely read them. She writes in a way that harrows up every feeling. It is, I think, quite a strange power, because no writer is so simple and so strong upon sorrows that come to all.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1844 and 10 Jan 1844
Country: n/a
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:Harriet Countess Granville
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Harriet Martineau
Title: 'tales'
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27021  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Countess Granville
  Editor: F. Leveson Gower
  Title: Letters of Harriet, Countess Granville 1810-1845
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 2
  Page: 373
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet, Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 2, p. 373, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27021, accessed: 19 October 2019

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