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Record Number: 19233


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I tell [Mr Aide] my "honest opinion" of his [italics] first [end italics] volume at any rate: It introduces one just exactly into the kid of disrepuble [sic] society one keeps clear of with such scrupulous care in real life, - it is not merely [italics] one [end italics] character that is none of the best, - but every one we get a glimpse of is the same description of person. I don't think it is "corrupting" but it is disagreeable, - a sort of dragging one's peticoats through mud. I wish the little gentleman, - who really seems more than commonly good (for a man, - begging your & your son's pardon) had not written this book; because it gives one a sort of distrust of his previous life.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 14 Feb 1859

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
specific address: 42 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:

Mr Aide

Title:

Rita

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
sent by George Smith


Source Information:

Record ID:

19233

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:

528-9

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 528-9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19233, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter to George Smith.

   
   
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