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Record Number: 16100


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In my sixth year [...] Nothing could contribute so much to my amusement as a novel. A novel at six years may appear ridiculous, but it was a real desire that I felt, -- not to instruct myself, I felt no such wish, but to divert myself and to afford more scope to my nightly meditations ... and it is worthy to remark that in a novel I carefully past over all passages which described CHILDREN -- 'The Fops love and pursuit of the heroines mother in "Temper" delighted me, but the description of the infancy of Emma was past over'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 6 Mar 1812 and 6 Mar 1813

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:

Elizabeth Barrett

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Evangelical

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Amelia Opie

Title:

Temper, or Domestic Scenes

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

3 vols, 1812

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16100

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

1

Page:

350

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 1, p. 350, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16100, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Evidence from Elizabeth Barrett's 'Glimpses into My Own Life and Literary Character' (composed 1820-21).

   
   
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