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Record 4412

Reading Experience:

Charlotte Bronte to George Smith, May 1853: 'The "Lectures" arrived safely; I have read them through twice. They must be studied to be appreciated ... I was present at the Fielding lecture ... That Thackeray was wrong in his way of treating Fielding's character and vices -- my conscience told me. After reading that lecture -- I trebly feel that he was wrong ...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1853
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Haworth
county: Yorkshire
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:Charlotte Bronte
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 Apr 1816
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Title: Lectures
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1853
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 4412  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Juliet Barker
  Title: The Brontes: A Life in Letters
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 373
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters (London, 1997), p. 373,, accessed: 20 August 2019

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