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Record Number: 9181


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I suppose one ought to read [Carlyle's] "Fred": but the extracts do look such a hash of his old sayings that one has no great appetite'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 28 Oct 1858

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ambleside
county: Cumbria

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Unitarian

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great [extracts of]

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

extracts perhaps in Illustrated London News

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9181

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood

Place of Publication:

Stanford

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

n/a

Page:

169

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 169, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9181, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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