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Record 9208

Reading Experience:

'So it was you that sent me "Miss Berry"! That was a real good deed. I don't find that anybody enjoys it half so much as I do; but nobody I see had any clear idea of that trio, or cares about their times as I do. I have not finished it even yet, I am glad to say. I read it as you do; and moreover, a big book has come in which must be read at once, - Mr Grote's "Plato". That too is an immense enjoyment in its way. At first, it was pure delight; but as I go on I am rather dismayed at the amount of repetition in it...'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 1 Dec 1865
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: George Grote
Title: Plato, and the other Companions of Socrates
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
sent by someone


Source Information:

Record ID: 9208  
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: 256
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 256,, accessed: 13 July 2024

Additional comments:



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