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Record 4251

Reading Experience:

?Mrs Opie?s was essentially a happy temperament and with such adaptability as she possessed, quiet home evenings were not without their charms; even when her husband sat there deep in his books or prints. He liked novels also: had the ? virtue of appreciating her own: when she read her latest work to him in the dramatic manner that made Martineaus weep over her pathos in manuscript and wonder at the lesser charm of the printed page, if her audience was so much smaller than at Norwich literary gatherings, it was an indulgent one.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
other location: home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Amelia Opie
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1769
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Father was a physician
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Presbyterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Husband (John Opie)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Amelia Opie
Title: [her own works]
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 4251  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ada Earland
  Editor: n/a
  Title: John Opie and his Circle
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1911
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 201
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ada Earland, John Opie and his Circle (London, 1911), p. 201,, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:



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