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Record 4391

Reading Experience:

Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 10 January 1850: 'I have received and perused the "Edinburgh Review" [containing negative review of "Shirley" by her friend G. H. Lewes] -- it is very brutal and savage. I am not angry with Lewes -- but I wish in future he would let me alone -- and not write again what makes me feel so cold and sick as I am feeling just now --'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 10 Jan 1850
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Henry Lewes
Title: Review of Charlotte Bronte, Shirley
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: January 1850
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4391  
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: 261
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters (London, 1997), p. 261,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:



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