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Record 19014

Reading Experience:

'Who writes the literary reviews in the Examiner? I hoped Mr Forster, because I was so much delighted with Oliver Goldsmith's life, and (long ago) with the Lives of the Statesmen &c; but people say he no longer writes the literary articles.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1836 and 7 Dec 1848
Country: n/a
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: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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Forster
Title: Lives of the Statesmen of the Commonwealth
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: publ. 1836-9
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19014  
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: 65
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 65,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to her publisher, Edward Chapman



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