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Record Number: 4266


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"4/2/1845 - I am also reading Carlyle's History of the French Revolution - full of genius, pathos, and pictures; with all its faults (and it has great ones) still, I can hardly lay it down."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Feb 1845

Country:

England

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:

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

History of the French Revolution

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1837

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4266

Source:

Print

Author:

Cecilia Lucy Brightell

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie

Place of Publication:

Norwich

Date of Publication:

1854

Vol:

n/a

Page:

370

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Cecilia Lucy Brightell, Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie (Norwich, 1854), p. 370, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4266, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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