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Record 9117

Reading Experience:

'I am going to begin Strauss, and see what I can make of him. - Have you seen the Opium-Eater's papers on the Lakers in Tait? They are very interesting , but, it seems to me, the most tremendous breach of confidence ever committed; - particularly the giving an account of the "most sublime passage" of Wordsworth's great posthumous work. I wonder what you think of Chorley's "Lion". I don't think it can live, but that there is good enough in it to make one hope he may do something that will'.
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Until: 14 Sep 1839
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newcastle
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: manufactuer's daughter; writer
Religion: Unitarian
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: David Friedrich Strauss
Title: Das Leben Jesu
Genre: Other religious, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in German
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9117  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood
  Place of Publication: Stanford
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 16
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 16,, accessed: 23 February 2024

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