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Record Number: 19124


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Spectator, Lity Gazette, Sharp's Mag; Colborn have all abused it ['Ruth'] as roundly as may be. Litery Gazette in every form of abuse 'insufferably dull' 'style offensive from affectation' 'deep regret that we and all admirers of Mary Barton must feel at the author's loss of reputation' 'Thoroughly commonplace' etc., etc. I don't know of a newspaper which has praised it but the Examiner, wh. was bound to for Chapman's sake - and that's [italics] that [end italics] and be hanged to it.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1853 and 28 Feb 1853

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 Cleghorn Gaskell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Sep 1810

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer and clergyman's wife

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:

Title:

Literary Gazette [review of Gaskell's 'Ruth']

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19124

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:

223

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 223, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19124, accessed: 23 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to Eliza Fox.

   
   
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