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Record Number: 9889


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Martineau to E. J. Furnival, 5 October 1851, thanking him for a copy of Tennyson's [italics]In Memoriam[end italics]: 'Like most other people (whom I have met with, at least), I shrank from a whole volume of published griefs; and the more, because I knew Arthur Hallam [...] I began to cut and read last night; and I stopped at last, by a virtuous effort, from the feeling that I ought not to be able to take in so much at once, -- that I ought to spread it out [...] I cannot honestly say that I had anything like so much pleasure from "The Princess." There are bits of wisdom and beauty [...] but the impression of the whole is more than odd; -- it is very disagreeable, to my feeling. It does not follow that I am not glad to know it'.

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

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:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

The Princess

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9889

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

3

Page:

279

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman (London, 1877), 3, p. 279, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9889, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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