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Record 9123

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I do sometimes wish for my library here, where it costs trouble to other people to get books for me, and yet I have done well enough lately with Montaigne, and a bit of Moliere with the boys, now and then, and I Promessi Sposi with Fanny discovering thereby that I can read Italian almost like French or English, which I was not aware of'.
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Until: 27 Oct 1839
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newcastle Upon Tyne
   
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 Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: manufacturer's daughter; writer
Religion: Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
'Fanny'
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Alessandro Manzoni
Title: I Promessi Sposi
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in Italian
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9123  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood
  Place of Publication: Stanford
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 18
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9123, accessed: 23 August 2019

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