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Record Number: 9723


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Martineau on her first acquaintance with Robert Browning's poetry, 'a wonderful event': 'Mr. Macready put "Paracelsus" into my hand, when I was staying at his house, and I read a canto before going to bed. For the first time in my life, I passed a whole night without sleeping a wink.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

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:

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:

Robert Browning

Title:

Paracelsus

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

9723

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

1

Page:

417

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 417, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9723, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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