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Record 4377

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Charlotte Bronte to G. H. Lewes, 12 January 1848: 'What induced you to say that you would rather have written "Pride & Prejudice" or "Tom Jones" than any of the Waverley novels? I had not seen "Pride & Prejudice" till I read that sentence of yours, and then I got the book and studied it. And what did I find? An accurate daguerrotyped portrait of a common-place face ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Jan 1848
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Haworth
county: Yorkshire
   
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:Charlotte Bronte
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 Apr 1816
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Henry Lewes
Title: letter
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 4377  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Juliet Barker
  Title: The Brontes: A Life in Letters
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 180
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters (London, 1997), p. 180, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=4377, accessed: 31 January 2023

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