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Record 2344

Reading Experience:

'I do not defend the bad construction of his story. I lament it, & can only wonder what bewitches us all, - us story-makers, - that we cannot make a story, - Boz, Bulwer, myself & others - while some excel in that particular art whom we do not at all envy in other respects.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 5 Sep 1842
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:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
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: Edward Bulwer Lytton
Title: Zanoni
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2344  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Title: Letter to Caroline Clive, 5 Sep 1842
  Location: Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford
  Call no: MS Whitfield C13
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Letter to Caroline Clive, 5 Sep 1842 Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford, p. MS Whitfield C13,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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