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Record Number: 4371


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

W. M. Thackeray to William Smith Williams, 23 October 1847: 'I wish you had not sent me "Jane Eyre." It interested me so much that I have lost (or won if you like) a whole day in reading it ... Some of the love passages made me cry, to the astonishment of John who came in with the coals ... Give my respect and thanks to the author, whose novel is the first English one (and the French are only romances now) that I've been able to read for many a day.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 16 Oct 1847 and 23 Oct 1847

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:

William Makepeace Thackeray

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Jul 1811

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

India

Country of Experience:

England

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

His servant John who came in with the coal.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Jane Eyre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

16 October 1847

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

4371

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:

171

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters (London, 1997), p. 171, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4371, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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