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Record Number: 19186


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The Professor is curious as indicating strong character & rare faculties on the part of the author; but not interesting as a story. And yet there are parts one would not lose - a lovely female character - & glimpses of home & family life in the latter portion of the tale. - But oh! I wish Mr Nicholls wd have altered more!'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1856 and 2 Oct 1856

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
specific address: 84 Plymouth Grove

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Professor, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Publication Details

published June 1857 - this might have been either an altered MS or proofs

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

19186

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:

417

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 417, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19186, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to George Smith. Mr Nicholls, Bronte's widower, had been editing the book for publication.

   
   
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