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Record Number: 4391


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 10 January 1850: 'I have received and perused the "Edinburgh Review" [containing negative review of "Shirley" by her friend G. H. Lewes] -- it is very brutal and savage. I am not angry with Lewes -- but I wish in future he would let me alone -- and not write again what makes me feel so cold and sick as I am feeling just now --'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

10 Jan 1850

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haworth
county: Yorkshire

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:

George Henry Lewes

Title:

Review of Charlotte Bronte, Shirley

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

January 1850

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4391

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:

261

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters (London, 1997), p. 261, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4391, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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