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Record Number: 19236


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I'll change my tactics [from trying to persuade Blackwood to give her a copy of "Adam Bede" out of generosity] and say you owe me compensation for an article {of} under which if the wit had been a tithe equal to the wish to abuse I might have winced with pain. As it was I only felt indignant at the bad spirit in which the review of my Life of Charlotte Bronte was written, & half inclined to offer my services to Mr Aytoun the next time he wished to have an article written which should point out with something like keen and bitter perception the short-comings of my books'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1857 and 5 Mar 1859

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:

[unknown]

Title:

Blackwood's Magazine

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

issue for July 1857

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19236

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:

532

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 532, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19236, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter to John Blackwood.

   
   
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