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Record 19134

Reading Experience:

'she [Charlotte Bronte] was very angry indeed with that part of the Examiner review of Esmond (I had forgotten it) which said his [Thackeray's] works would not live; and asked me if I knew you had written it. I wish you could have heard how I backed away from the veiled prophet, and how vehemently I disclaimed ever even having conjectured anything about any article in the Examiner'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 30 Apr 1853
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
specific address: 84 Plymouth Grove
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: writer and clergyman's wife
Religion: n/a
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:

Title: Examiner [review of Thackeray's 'Henry Esmond']
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19134  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  Editor: J.A.V. Chapple
  Title: Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The
  Place of Publication: Manchester
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 230-1
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 230-1,, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to John Forster (?) who may have written this article.



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