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Record Number: 19098


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'she said to H M, 'What did you really think of "Jane Eyre"?' H M. I thought it a first rate book, whereupon the little spirite went red all over with pleasure.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 20 Dec 1849

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Jane Eyre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19098

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Editor:

J.A.V. Chapple

Title:

Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

97

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 97, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19098, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to Anne Shaen, describing the meeting between Charlotte Bronte (whose name still is not publicly known) and Harriet Martineau.

   
   
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