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Record Number: 4104


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?The transition from the vapid sentimentality of the novel of fifty years ago to the goblin horrors of the last twenty is so strong that it almost puzzles us to find a connecting link? Perhaps Charlotte Smith?s novels might have been the connecting link between these different species. ?The Old Manor House has really a great deal to answer for? Her heroines have all the requisites of persecuted innocence? The rage for lumbering ruins, for mildewed manuscripts.?

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Ireland

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:

Charles Maturin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1782

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Curate

Religion:

Christian (Church of England)

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charlotte Smith

Title:

The Old Manor House

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1793

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4104

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Robert Maturin

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The British Review and London Critical Journal

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1818

Vol:

XI

Page:

46-7

Additional Comments:

Review on the publication of Harrington and Ormond by Maria Edgeworth.

Citation:

Charles Robert Maturin, The British Review and London Critical Journal (1818), XI, p. 46-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4104, accessed: 23 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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