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Record Number: 19274


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'thanks [...] most especially for those brilliant lines of Father Prout's; how we did delight in them, and how I should like to have written them. I think our Magazine promises to be a famous success; and I enjoy - now you know [italics] you [end italics] did, so you need not look moral - the Saturday's cutting up of 'Dead[?heart]; - oh [italics] how [end italics] stupid it was. - I don't think we shall ever be so stupid.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

30 Nov 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:

Unitarian

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:

Francis Mahoney

Title:

[Saturday Review - review of the play 'Dead Heart']

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Saturday Review

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19274

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:

593-4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 593-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19274, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to George Smith. Gaskell saw the play in question in may 1860.

   
   
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