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Record 18476

Reading Experience:

'Spent a quiet day at home. Read "The Story of a Life" by Sherer; a powerfully written book with vivid description and truth of portraiture, both as to human character and to the effects of the scenery of nature. It has much interest, and a fine vein of religious morality distinguishes it from the commonplace productions of literature'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: other location: at home
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:Charlotte Bury
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 18 Feb 1775
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: lady-in-waiting
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Joseph Moyle Sherer
Title: The Story of a Life. By the Author of Scenes and Impressions in Egypt and Italy, Recollections of the Peninsula, &c
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18476  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charlotte Bury
  Editor: A. Francis Steuart
  Title: Diary of a Lady-In-Waiting, The
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1908
  Vol: II
  Page: 195
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-In-Waiting, The (London, 1908), II, p. 195,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

Chronology unclear as ever with Charlotte Bury's diary and included letters - before 1820.



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