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Record Number: 4399


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 12 April 1850: 'The perusal of Southey's "Life" has lately afforded me much pleasure ... I have likewise read one of Miss Austen's works "Emma" -- read it with interest and with just the degree of admiration which Miss Austen herself would have thought sensible or suitable -- anything like warmth or enthusiasm ... is utterly out of place in commending these works ...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 12 Apr 1850

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:

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:

Jane Austen

Title:

Emma

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4399

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:

277

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters (London, 1997), p. 277, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4399, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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