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Record Number: 4251


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?Mrs Opie?s was essentially a happy temperament and with such adaptability as she possessed, quiet home evenings were not without their charms; even when her husband sat there deep in his books or prints. He liked novels also: had the ? virtue of appreciating her own: when she read her latest work to him in the dramatic manner that made Martineaus weep over her pathos in manuscript and wonder at the lesser charm of the printed page, if her audience was so much smaller than at Norwich literary gatherings, it was an indulgent one.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
other location: home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Amelia Opie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Nov 1769

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Father was a physician

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Presbyterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Husband (John Opie)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Amelia Opie

Title:

[her own works]

Genre:

Fiction, Drama

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

4251

Source:

Print

Author:

Ada Earland

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Opie and his Circle

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1911

Vol:

n/a

Page:

201

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ada Earland, John Opie and his Circle (London, 1911), p. 201, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4251, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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