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Catherine Crowe


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Catherine Crowe : Susan Hopley; or the Adventures of a Maid Servant

'In a short time after, I procured the "Life of Susan Hopley", and felt disappointed at finding it to be a work of fiction.' [However, Ashford was inspired by this work to write her own life story]

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Ann Ashford      Print: Book, Serial / periodical


Catherine Crowe : Susan Hopley

'I don't think one does [italics] admire [end italics] (it is far too good a word to be used on the subject) 'Susan Hopley'; it is a series of most unnatural adventures, naturally told, in a common-place way; but some people can't even be common-place naturally. They just interest one in certain states of the mind in which one is too lazy for thought or any high feeling, and only [italics] up [end italics] to being a bit occupied by scenes passed before you without much connexion, like those unrolling views we show children. Oh dear!'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell      Print: Book


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