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Record 9174

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I hope some woman will arise who, with power like, or equal to, C.B.'s [Charlotte Bronte's], will bring us up to high art again, and not help to sink us in the subjective slough as she is doing. - "Ruth" won't help us. All strewn with beauties as it is, it is sadly feeble and wrong, I think. Amidst much wrong, I think making Mr Benson such a nicompoop is fatal. What a beautiful "Cranford" Mrs Gaskell has given us again!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 11 Apr 1853
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ambleside
county: Cumbria
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Title: Ruth
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9174  
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: 125
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 125, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9174, accessed: 02 February 2023

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