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Record Number: 4367


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte, Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell, 1850: 'One day, in the autumn of 1845, I accidentally lighted on an MS. volume of verse in my sister Emily's handwriting ... I looked it over, and something more than surprise seized me, -- a deep conviction that these were not common effusions ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1845

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haworth
county: Yorkshire
specific address: Haworth Parsonage

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 Apr 1816

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Emily Bronte

Title:

poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Found


Source Information:

Record ID:

4367

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Juliet Barker

Title:

The Brontes: A Life in Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

140

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters (London, 1997), p. 140, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4367, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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