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Record 27187

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Lady Caroline Lamb to John Murray (1816): 'Thank you for Holcroft's "Life," which is extremely curious and interesting [...] I send you a book; pray read it -- "Lady Calantha Limb." The authoress, actuated by a holy zeal, says in her preface that she is resolved to turn me into ridicule. She chooses an easy task -- too easy, I fear -- yet fails, and makes a most blundering business. Wit's razor's edge she has not, but an unkind tongue to make up for it.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 5 Nov 1816 and 31 Dec 1816
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:Lady Caroline Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
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: ?Thomas ?Holcroft
Title: Life [?of Thomas Holcroft]
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27187  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Smiles
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1891
  Vol: 1
  Page: 379
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 379, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27187, accessed: 22 October 2019

Additional comments:

Not clear whether Holcroft the author or subject (or both) of text.

 

 

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