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Record 19424

Reading Experience:

'Miss Bronte in one of her letters to you (Mama [italics] thinks [end italics] written in the year 1835,) gives you some advice as to what books to read. Mama wants to know how Miss Bronte can have become acquainted with the books that she mentions to you. From Keighley Mama knows she could get novels but where such standard works as Miss Bronte refers to in her letters were obtained is a puzzle to Mama. At Haworth Mama says she did not see many books except quite new ones that had been given to Miss Bronte since she became famous. If you would kindly let her know all you know.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 31 Mar 1855
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Haworth
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 Bronte
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 Apr 1816
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: writer and clergyman's daughter
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:

Author: [unknown]
Title: ['standard works'; not novels]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19424  
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: 881
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 881,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Ellen Nussey - out of the date sequence of the rest of the volume as found at a late stage in the publication process. Letter written by Meta Gaskell



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