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Record 3473

Reading Experience:

'I have been going through a course of novels by lady authors, beginning with Mrs Brooke and ending with Miss Austen, who is my especial favourite. I had always wished, not daring to hope, that I might be something like Miss Austen; and, having finished her works, I took to my own, to see if I could find any resemblance. I am not certain that I have read any of mine since the time of their publication; if I have it is so long since that I have forgotten it, and I was surprised to find in the first leaf of The Miser Married the critic's opinion'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 14 Nov 1838
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Birmingham
specific address: Bennett's Hill
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:Catherine Hutton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Mrs Brooke
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3473  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Catherine Hutton
  Title: Letter from Catherine Hutton to John Murray
  Location: National Library of Scotland
  Call no: John Murray Archive, Acc. 12604/124
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Catherine Hutton, Letter from Catherine Hutton to John Murray National Library of Scotland, p. John Murray Archive, Acc. 12604/124,, accessed: 04 December 2023

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