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Record Number: 28485


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Charlotte Bronte (as 'Currer Bell') to her publisher, W. S. Williams, 11 December 1847:] 'There are moments when I can hardly credit that anything I have done should be found worthy to give even transitory pleasure to such men as Mr Thackeray, Sir John Herschel, Mr Fonblanque, Leigh Hunt, and Mr Lewes -- that my humble efforts should have had such a result is a noble reward.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1847 and 11 Dec 1847

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:

James Henry Leigh Hunt

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Oct 1784

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Jane Eyre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28485

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington

Title:

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

I-II

Page:

II:160

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence (Oxford, 1980), I-II, p. II:160, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28485, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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