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Record Number: 4394


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to Ellen Nussey, 28 January 1850: 'Mr Nicholls has finished reading "Shirley" he is delighted with it -- John Brown's wife seriously thought he had gone wrong in the head as she heard him giving vent to roars of laughter as he sat alone -- clapping his hands and stamping on the floor.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

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:

Arthur Bell Nicholls

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Curate

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Shirley

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4394

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:

263

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters (London, 1997), p. 263, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4394, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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