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Record Number: 19157


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read the Professor, - I don't see the objections to its publication that I apprehended, - or at least only such, as the omissions of three or four short ppassages not altogether amounting to a page, - would do away with. I don't agree with Sir James that 'the publication of this book would add to her literary fame' - I think it inferior to all her published works - but I think it a very curious link in her literary history, as showing the [italics] promise [end italics] of much that was afterwards realized.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 13 Aug 1856

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Evesham
specific address: Dumbleton Hall

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, 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:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Professor, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
borrowed from Mr Nicholls


Source Information:

Record ID:

19157

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:

403

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 403, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19157, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to George Smith. She was writing her Life of Bronte.

   
   
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