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Record Number: 8015


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'You surprise me greatly by what you say of "Emma" and the other books. They enjoy the highest reputation, and I own, for my part, I was delighted with them. I fear they must have been badly read aloud to you. At all events, they are generally much admired, and I was quite serious in my praise of them.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 23 Oct 1834

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:

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 May 1803

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist

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:

8015

Source:

Print

Author:

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Editor:

Earl of Lytton

Title:

Life of Edward Bulwer

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

1

Page:

457

Additional Comments:

Letter from Edward Bulwer Lytton to his mother, 23 Oct 1834

Citation:

Edward Bulwer Lytton, Earl of Lytton (ed.), Life of Edward Bulwer (London, 1913), 1, p. 457, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8015, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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