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Record 12106

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
"It was while reading Mr Kendrick's translation from the German of 'Helon's Pilgrimage to Jerusalem',with which I was thoroughly bewitched, that I conceived, and communicated to James, the audacious idea of giving a somewhat resembling account of the Jews and their country, under the immediate expectation of the Messiah, and even in his presence, while abstaining from permitting more than his shadow to pass over the scene.""I regard that little volume witha a stronger affection than any other of my works but one;-that one being"Eastern Life".
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 13 Jun 1821 and 31 Dec 1821
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Norwich
county: Norfolk
specific address: Her parents house
   
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: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Daughter of bombazine manufacturer
Occupation: writer
Religion: unitarian christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Mr Kendrick
Title: Translation of 'Helons Pilgrimage from Jerusalem'
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: translation from German
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12106  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 103
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 103, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12106, accessed: 02 February 2023

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