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Record 19281

Reading Experience:

'I wish Mr Trollope would go on writing Framley Parsonage for ever. I don't see any reason why it should ever come to an end, and every one I know is always dreading the [italics] last [end italics] number. I hope he will make the jilting of Griselda a long while a-doing.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 30 Nov 1859 and 1 Mar 1860
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 4 Upper Belgrave Street
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: Unitarian
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: Anthony Trollope
Title: Framley Parsonage
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: in the Cornhill Magazine
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19281  
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: 602
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 602,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to George Smith. Location given is presumably for this episode but she would normall have been reading it in Manchester.



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