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Record Number: 9754


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I [Harriet Martineau] was completely carried away by the article on St. Domingo in the Quarterly Review, (vol.xxi.) which I lighted upon, one day at this time [c.1837], while looking for the noted article on the Grecian philosophy in the same volume. I pursued the study of Toussaint L'Ouverture's character in the Biographie Universelle; and though it is badly done [...] the real man shone into my mind'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1837

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:

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:

unknown

Title:

[Article on St. Domingo]

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In the Quarterly Review Vol. XXI

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9754

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

2

Page:

112

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 2, p. 112, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9754, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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