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Record 10030

Reading Experience:

?There are good characters I think in Guy [Mannering] ? the Scotch Lawyer ? the Farmer ? [...] the Gipsies[sic] & Brown himself as a Modern Tom Jones ? It certainly cannot be called a bad novel it is written by a clever man ? a man who knows human nature & has looked as closely as Claude Lauraine on views of skies & water & rocks ? but there is not much genius there as there was in Waverly [sic]'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1815
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:Lady Caroline Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: socialite, novelist, influential member of the Whig political elite
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: (n?e Ponsonby)


Text Being Read:

Author: Sir Walter Scott
Title: Waverley
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10030  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)
  Title: n/a
  Location: John Murray Archive
  Call no: Acc.12604/4144A
  Page/folio: unfoliated

Citation: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), John Murray Archive, p. Acc.12604/4144A, p. unfoliated,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.



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