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Record Number: 9737


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I [Harriet Martineau] remember my mother and sister coming home with swollen eyes and tender spirits after spending an evening with Miss Opie, to hear "Temper," which she read in a most overpowering way. When they saw it in print, they could scarcely believe it was the same story.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

evening

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:

Amelia Opie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Nov 1769

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Elizabeth Martineau and daughter


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Amelia Opie

Title:

Temper, or Domestic Scenes: A Tale

Genre:

Fiction, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9737

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

1

Page:

430

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 430, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9737, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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