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Record Number: 19014


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Who writes the literary reviews in the Examiner? I hoped Mr Forster, because I was so much delighted with Oliver Goldsmith's life, and (long ago) with the Lives of the Statesmen &c; but people say he no longer writes the literary articles.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1836 and 7 Dec 1848

Country:

n/a

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 Cleghorn Gaskell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Sep 1810

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author and clergyman's wife

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Forster

Title:

Lives of the Statesmen of the Commonwealth

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

publ. 1836-9

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19014

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Gaskell

Editor:

J.A.V. Chapple

Title:

Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

65

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 65, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19014, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to her publisher, Edward Chapman

   
   
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