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Record Number: 7501


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Gave up Miss Martineau's "History" last night after reading some hundred pages in the second volume. She has a sentimental, rhetorical style in this history which is fatiguing and not instructive. But her history of the Reform Movement is very interesting'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

2 Feb 1858

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Richmond

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:

George Eliot (pseud)

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Nov 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

Harriet Martineau

Title:

History of the Thirty Years Peace

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7501

Source:

Print

Author:

George Eliot (pseud.)

Editor:

Margaret Harris

Title:

The Journals of George Eliot

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

73

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Judith Johnston

Citation:

George Eliot (pseud.), Margaret Harris (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot (Cambridge, 1998), p. 73, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7501, accessed: 23 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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