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Record 4102

Reading Experience:

?Amid these dark middle ages of novel literature, Miss Burney?s Evelina strikes us with the first gleam of ?rescued nature and reviving sense.? Her novels, all her novels, impress us with an indescribable sense of their nationality. They could not have been written by any but an Englishwoman. Her sense is English, her humour is English, her character is English, so inveterately, untranslatably English, as to be absolutely unintelligible to any but those who have deeply studied the English character.?
Century: 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 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: Fanny Burney
Title: Evelina
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1778
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4102  
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: 45
  Additional comments: Review on the publication of Harrington and Ormond by Maria Edgeworth.

Citation: Charles Robert Maturin, The British Review and London Critical Journal (1818), XI, p. 45,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:



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