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Record 4100

Reading Experience:

??the work of Mrs Hannah More called Coelebs in search of a wife, as not knowing well where to class it. It is too pure and too profound to be ranked with novels, and too sprightly and entertaining to be wholly given up to philosophy, theology or dialectics. Mrs More?s works form a class of themselves; it is enough, perhaps, to say Coelebs is one of them.?
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Ireland
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:Charles Robert Maturin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1782
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Curate
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hannah More
Title: Coelebs in search of a wife
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1809
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 4100  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Robert Maturin
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The British Review and London Critical Journal
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1818
  Vol: XI
  Page: 51
  Additional comments: Review article on the publication of Harrington and Ormond, by Maria Edgeworth.

Citation: Charles Robert Maturin, The British Review and London Critical Journal (1818), XI, p. 51,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:



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