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Record Number: 27974


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

On literary life of Amelia Opie, 1804-25: 'It must have been something [...] to breakfast with Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott: the gifted man condescending to tell her "that he had cried more over her 'Father and Daughter' than he cried over such things."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Amelia Opie

Title:

Father and Daughter

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1801

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27974

Source:

Print

Author:

Julia Kavanagh

Editor:

n/a

Title:

English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1863

Vol:

2

Page:

257

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Julia Kavanagh, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches (London, 1863), 2, p. 257, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27974, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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