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Record Number: 10029


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?There are good characters I think in Guy [Mannering] ? the Scotch Lawyer ? the Farmer ? [...] the Gipsies[sic] & Brown himself as a Modern Tom Jones ? It certainly cannot be called a bad novel it is written by a clever man ? a man who knows human nature & has looked as closely as Claude Lauraine on views of skies & water & rocks ? but there is not much genius there as there was in Waverly'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1815

Country:

England

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:

13 Nov 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

socialite, novelist, influential member of the Whig political elite

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

(n?e Ponsonby)



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sir Walter Scott

Title:

Guy Mannering

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10029

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Title:

n/a

Location:

John Murray Archive

Call No:

Acc.12604/4144A

Page/Folio:

unfoliated

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), John Murray Archive, p. Acc.12604/4144A, p. unfoliated, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10029, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.

   
   
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