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Record 27724

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
19 November 1880, from Paris: 'I have been reading with great interest Humphrey Clinker, which I like much the best of Smollett's works. I read Peregrine Pickle some years ago on the Continent, and from what I remember of it, I consider it superior to Roderick Random, which I finished a week or two ago. As to Mr. Bramble [in Humphrey Clinker], he takes me back into the last century, and is quite inimitable. I am now reading the Sentimental Journey, which I do not like quite so well.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Nov 1880 and 30 Nov 1880
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
   
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 Schreiber
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1812
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Wife of Conservative Member of Parliament
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Tobias Smollett
Title: Humphrey Clinker
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27724  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 172
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 172, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27724, accessed: 20 April 2024

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