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Record 9132

Reading Experience:

'My lamp is burning out, and it is time I was going to my chamber fireside, - there to finished the last 1/2 vol of "Clarissa Harlowe" which I have borrowed from Lambton. What a very bad book it is! - and I expected quite the contrary, tho' hating Grandison. Clarissa herself is odious, - with her rash actions suiting so ill with her passionless, reasoning, self-possessed character...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 8 Dec 1843
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Tynemouth
location in dwelling: chamber fireside
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: Samuel Richardson
Title: Clarissa
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from Lambton


Source Information:

Record ID: 9132  
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: 66
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 66,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:



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