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Record 4104

Reading Experience:

?The transition from the vapid sentimentality of the novel of fifty years ago to the goblin horrors of the last twenty is so strong that it almost puzzles us to find a connecting link? Perhaps Charlotte Smith?s novels might have been the connecting link between these different species. ?The Old Manor House has really a great deal to answer for? Her heroines have all the requisites of persecuted innocence? The rage for lumbering ruins, for mildewed manuscripts.?
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 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: Charlotte Smith
Title: The Old Manor House
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1793
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4104  
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: 46-7
  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. 46-7,, accessed: 22 April 2024

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