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Record 9126

Reading Experience:

'"Chartism" gave me more pleasure and less pain than I expected: but the more I think it over the worse it looks. There is a fine sympathy with the many at the bottom; but it is stuck all thro' with prejudices and bits of injustice, as thick as a tipsy cake with almonds; and the excessive conceit, connected with want of knowledge, will do him harm. I think it will do no other harm, and a great deal of good...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 17 Jan 1840
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newcastle Upon Tyne
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: 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: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Chartism
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9126  
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: 26
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 26,, accessed: 06 February 2023

Additional comments:



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