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Record Number: 28804


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Sidney Biddell to Ellen Nussey, 15 February 1885:]


'I am having a great treat in Cross's "Life of George Eliot." Most wonderful woman! [...] Writing to a correspondent in June 1848, she says, "I have read 'Jane Eyre' [...] All self- sacrifice is good, but one would like it to be in a somewhat nobler cause than that of a diabolical law which chains a man soul and body to a putrefying carcase. However the book is interesting; only I wish the characters would talk a little less like the heroes and heroines of police reports."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1848 and 30 Jun 1848

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:

George Eliot

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

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:

28804

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:

2:4

Page:

288

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence (Oxford, 1980), 2:4, p. 288, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28804, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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