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Record 6621

Reading Experience:

'I always hated Gay's Fables, and for long could not abide a red book.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1807 and 31 Dec 1807
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Norwich
county: Norfolk
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:Harriet Martineau
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
child of manufacturer
Occupation: child of manufacturer
Religion: Unitarian Christian
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: John Gay
Title: Gay's Fables
Genre: Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/k
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 6621  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 19,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

It is unclear whether she read the book herself or if it was read to her.



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