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Record 28599

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Charlotte Brontë, as Currer Bell, to her publisher, W. S. Williams, 15 June 1848:] 'I duly received Mirabeau from Mr Smith [...] When I have read the book, I will tell you what I think of it — its subject is interesting. One thing a little annoyed me — as I glanced over the pages I fancied I detected a savour of Carlyle's peculiarities of style. Now Carlyle is a great man, but I always wish he would write plain English; and to imitate his Germanisms is, I think, to imitate his faults.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1848 and 15 Jun 1848
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 Brontë
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: John Stores Smith
Title: Mirabeau: A Life History
Genre: History, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1848
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28599  
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: 1:2
  Page: 222
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships, and Correspondence (Oxford, 1980), 1:2, p. 222, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28599, accessed: 22 April 2024

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