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Record Number: 4669


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Sewell's brother William, seeing her reading Butler's "Analogy", exclaimed 'You can't understand that', which made her reticent for years about the comfort and strength this book had given her during adolescent depression.

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

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:

Elizabeth Sewell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer; religious activist

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:

Joseph Butler

Title:

The Analogy of Religion

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4669

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

201

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 201, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4669, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Elizabeth Sewell, "The Autobiography of Elizabeth Sewell" (1907) 53.

   
   
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