Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo

RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Listings for Author:  

Catherine Gore


Click here to select all entries:



Catherine Gore : Preferment: or, My Uncle the Earl

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, late January 1840: 'Have you seen Mrs Gore & Mrs Trollope in their late avatars? "Preferment", with an undeniable cleverness, is dull & heavy [...] As to "One fault", with neither dulness nor heaviness, the book seems to [italics]me[end italics] far less clever than Mrs Trollope's books generally or always are [goes on to discuss aspects of this text, including plot, further]'.

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


Catherine Gore : Agathonia

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 12 July 1844: 'I heard the other day that "Agathonia" was Mrs Gore's! [...] Mr Crabbe Robinson told George [? i.e. Barrett's brother] at Mr Kenyon's the other day that he had been vexed at the dificulty he found in reading it through, [italics]as it was my book![end italics] -- Then the fame of it went over to Mrs Coleridge, .. & lighted at last on the right head .. Mrs Gore's.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Henry Crabb Robinson      Print: Book


Catherine Gore : Cecil

Caroline Norton to John Murray, 4 March 1840: 'Blessed be he [sic] who lately wrote "Cecil" (though it be but a novel), for it beguiled me through a weary night, and made me forget I had a pain in my side.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Caroline Norton      Print: Book


Click here to select all entries:


Green Turtle Web Design