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Record 28804

Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Sidney Biddell to Ellen Nussey, 15 February 1885:]


'I am having a great treat in Cross's "Life of George Eliot." Most wonderful woman! [...] Writing to a correspondent in June 1848, she says, "I have read 'Jane Eyre' [...] All self- sacrifice is good, but one would like it to be in a somewhat nobler cause than that of a diabolical law which chains a man soul and body to a putrefying carcase. However the book is interesting; only I wish the characters would talk a little less like the heroes and heroines of police reports."'

Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1848 and 30 Jun 1848
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:George Eliot
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Charlotte Bronte
Title: Jane Eyre
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28804  
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: 2:4
  Page: 288
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence (Oxford, 1980), 2:4, p. 288, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28804, accessed: 01 July 2022

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