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Record 9215

Reading Experience:

'As to books, we (in this house) are very old-fashioned; and I am only now indulging in Froude's "Elizabeth". I did not mean to read it, - being disgusted by his dishonest treatment of evidence in his "Henry": but the review notices tempted me at last; and I find "Elizabeth" extremely entertaining, - however provoking'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 16 Dec 1866
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)
reading with companion Jenny, unsure if aloud
Additional comments: reading with companion Jenny


Text Being Read:

Author: James Anthony Froude
Title: History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada [presumably part of]
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9215  
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: 279
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 279,, accessed: 28 November 2023

Additional comments:



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