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Record 8528

Reading Experience:

Felicia Hemans to William Blackwood, 13 June 1827: 'I beg to thank you for your obliging letter and valuable present of books, from the perusal of which I have derived great pleasure. The little work called "Solitary hours" interested me particularly: some of the pieces it contains had before struck me in your Magazine'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1826 and 13 Oct 1827
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:Felicia Hemans
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Sep 1793
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: Caroline Bowles
Title: Solitary Hours
Genre: Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Blackwood, 1826
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8528  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Susan J. Wolfson
  Title: Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials
  Place of Publication: Princeton
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 494
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Susan J. Wolfson (ed.), Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials (Princeton, 2000), p. 494,, accessed: 27 May 2024

Additional comments:

Source editor notes that Solitary Hours contained both verse and prose pieces, but does not mention whether the prose pieces were fiction or non-fiction, or both.



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