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Record 8028

Reading Experience:

'Now I can understand admiration of George Sand; for though I never saw any of her works which I admired throughout (even "Consuelo", which is the best, of the best that I have read, appears to me to couple strange extravagance with wondrous excellence), yet she has a grasp of mind which, if I cannot fully comprehend, I can very deeply respect: she is sagacious and profound; Miss Austen is only shrewd and observant.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 21 Apr 1816 and 12 Jan 1848
Country: England
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:Charlotte Bronte
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 Apr 1816
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist
Religion: Anglican
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 Sand
Title: Consuelo
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8028  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charlotte Bronte
  Editor: T.J. Wise
  Title: The Brontes: Their Friendships, Lives, and Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1932
  Vol: 2
  Page: 178
  Additional comments: second editor, J.A. Symington. Letter from Charlotte Bronte to G.H. Lewes, 12 Jan 1848

Citation: Charlotte Bronte, T.J. Wise (ed.), The Brontes: Their Friendships, Lives, and Correspondence (Oxford, 1932), 2, p. 178,, accessed: 17 June 2024

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