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Record Number: 8518


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Felicia Browne to Matthew Nicholson, 17 July 1811: 'I have been reading lately the memoirs of Sir Joshua Reynolds, with his discourses to the Royal Academy, & I am so enthusiastic an admirer of the beauties of painting, that I derived both pleasure and instruction from the perusal [...] I have also [underlined]been guilty[end underlined] of reading a [underlined]Romance[end underlined] [...] It is "The Scottish Chiefs," by Miss Porter, & though I am by no means an Advocate for [underlined]Historical[end underlined] Novels as they bewilder our ideas, by confounding truth with fiction, yet this animated Authoress has painted her Hero [...] in such glowing colours, that you cannot avoid catching a spark of her own enthusiasm".

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1811 and 17 Jul 1811

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:

Felicia Browne

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Sep 1793

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 Porter

Title:

The Scottish Chiefs

Genre:

Fiction, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1810

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8518

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Susan J. Wolfson

Title:

Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials

Place of Publication:

Princeton

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

476

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Susan J. Wolfson (ed.), Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials (Princeton, 2000), p. 476, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8518, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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