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Record Number: 8000


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was reading to-day and I have since finished Miss Martineau's "Deerbrook", a capital novel though it is too full of preaching. It is inferior in execution to Miss Austen's novels in the development of common characters, but is suprior in the higher parts.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

13 Sep 1839

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:

Henry Crabb Robinson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lawyer

Religion:

Anglican

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:

Deerbrook

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8000

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry Crabb Robinson

Editor:

Edith J. Morley

Title:

Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1938

Vol:

2

Page:

576

Additional Comments:

Diary entry for 13 September 1839

Citation:

Henry Crabb Robinson, Edith J. Morley (ed.), Henry Crabb Robinson on Books and their Writers (London, 1938), 2, p. 576, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8000, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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