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Record 19008

Reading Experience:

'I don't think one does [italics] admire [end italics] (it is far too good a word to be used on the subject) 'Susan Hopley'; it is a series of most unnatural adventures, naturally told, in a common-place way; but some people can't even be common-place naturally. They just interest one in certain states of the mind in which one is too lazy for thought or any high feeling, and only [italics] up [end italics] to being a bit occupied by scenes passed before you without much connexion, like those unrolling views we show children. Oh dear!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 2 Nov 1848
Country: Wales
Time: n/a
Place: city: Port Madoc
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:Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Sep 1810
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author and clergyman's wife
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Catherine Crowe
Title: Susan Hopley
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19008  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
  Editor: J.A.V. Chapple
  Title: Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The
  Place of Publication: Manchester
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 60
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 60,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Catherine Winkworth.



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