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Record 1780

Reading Experience:

'Lamb read ... [Hannah More, Coelebs in Search of a Wife] at around ... [June-July 1809] ... on 7 June he told C[oleridge] that "it is one of the very poorest sort of common novels with the drawback of dull religion in it."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1809 and 31 Jul 1809
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:Charles Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 10 Feb 1775
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hannah More
Title: Coelebs in Search of a Wife
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1808
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1780  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 153
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 153,, accessed: 26 January 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 291 of Wu (1995); quotation from Edwin W. Marrs, ed., The Letters of Charles and Mary Anne Lamb 1796-1817 (3 vols, 1975-8) 3:14.



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