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Record 20578

Reading Experience:

'To return to "Trevelyan". I long to know what you will hear of it from Mary. I think Lady Augusta admirably drawn, her letters are real life, and what a striking little trait her being less fond of St Ives than of the other boy because he had seen Theresa. But [italics] entre nous [end italics], sacredly, I do think she has too much excuse for standing out about the latter, and A.K. made the observation too. [LS then comments on the character of Theresa and her actions.] But interest, interest, interest, as Mrs Williams says, is the first, second, and third perfection in a novel, and that never fails or slackens, nor does one hardly know such a hero as Tevelyan. Mrs Williams will have it that Theresa is not worthy of him, nor likely to have attracted such a man, and caused such a lasting passion; she is not intellectual enough; a mere boarding-school-girl uninformed, etc. etc. Pshoh! I am not over sure that such men like much [italics] mind [end italics] in a woman. I am very sure they can do without it - and at any rate Theresa has capabilities, is what a superior man might train and make something of. However, there is but one voice as (to) thinking it a most interesting book - what nobody can lay down'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 18 Nov 1833
Country: England
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: A.K.
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: a friend/relative of LS and Louisa Clinton


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Scott
Title: Trevelyan
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20578  
Source - Print  
  Author: Louisa Stuart
  Editor: R. Brimley Johnson
  Title: Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1926
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 249-50
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The (London, 1926), p. 249-50,, accessed: 02 December 2021

Additional comments:

letter to Louisa Clinton. Jane Scott was some sort of family connection of LS.



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