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Record 9206

Reading Experience:

'I have just been remonstrating with Mr Knight about a couple of sentences in his charming new volume "Some Passages in a Working Life &c.". He quotes an early and witless sneer of Macaulay's against the Americans, and himself applies and points it in a most offensive way. As he asked for my opinion of the book, I tacked this one bit of remonstrance on the thanks I could honestly give. I must mention (as I did to him) that there is a story about me in it which has not a word of truth in it'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1863
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Knight
Title: Passages of a Working Life
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9206  
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: 244
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 244,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:



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