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Record 24681

Reading Experience:

19 May 1854: 'My birthday [...] No cause of congratulations to me, alas, to have completed another year, when more than ever I should wish to be as young as I feel ... The chapter in My Novel [by Bulwer-Lytton] on courage and patience is admirable. It ought to be useful to me.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 01 Jan 1853 and 19 May 1854
Country: n/a
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:Lady Charlotte Guest
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 May 1812
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Businesswoman in charge of Dowlais Iron Company
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Title: My Novel
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: 1853
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24681  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 35
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 35,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:

Lady Charlotte Guest took the name Schreiber on her second marriage, to Charles Schreiber, in 1855. Her discontent about her age in this journal entry is due to her increasing attraction to Charles Schreiber, who was fourteen years her junior.



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