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Record 28482

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Charlotte Bronte (as 'Currer Bell') to G. H. Lewes, 22 November 1847:] 'I have now read "Ranthorpe." I could not get it till a day or two ago; but I have got it and read it at last; and in reading "Ranthorpe" I have read a new book -- not a reprint -- not a reflection of any other book, but a [italics]new book[end italics]. 'I did not know such books were written now. It is very different to any of the popular works of fiction; it fills the mind with fresh knowledge. Your experience and your convictions are made the reader's; and to an author, at least, they have a value and an interest quite unusual.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1847 and 22 Nov 1847
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:Charlotte Bronte
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 Apr 1816
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Henry Lewes
Title: Ranthorpe
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28482  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington
  Title: The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: I-II
  Page: II:156
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence (Oxford, 1980), I-II, p. II:156, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28482, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

 

 

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