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Record 8646

Reading Experience:

'I entirely deprecate your opinion concerning Manwaring [sic--Mannering] or sooner the opinion you had borrowed for I am convinced if you had read it through or even half you would have admired it excessively--I judge by myself who never can get over ten pages of any Book[--]yesterday--I finished it--I liked it better than I did Waverly [sic]--the story is better told the Hero more interesting the Gypsies delightful the Characters very well drawn indeed--all good in short except the love & the Ladies which are flippant & vulgar as is the Fashion now'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 7 Jul 1814 and 30 Apr 1815
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:Lady Caroline Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: socialite, novelist, influential member of the Whig political elite
Religion: 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: Walter Scott
Title: Waverly
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8646  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)
  Editor: Paul Douglass
  Title: The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 132
  Additional comments: Letter to John Murray, 1815. Douglass dates it in April.

Citation: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), Paul Douglass (ed.), The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb (New York, 2006), n/a, p. 132,, accessed: 30 November 2023

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