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Record 9329

Reading Experience:

"My beloved time of day was when the cloth was drawn, and I stole away from the dessert,".."and again at a subsequent time when I took to newspaper reading very heartily"..."our newspaper was the Globe,"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1816
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: Norwich
at home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Harriet Martineau
Age Child (0-17)
Gender n/a
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: n/a
Occupation: schoolgirl
Religion: Christian - Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Family are nearby, not clear if they are in the same room or not.
Additional comments: At the family home


Text Being Read:

Title: The Globe (Newspaper)
Genre: Newspaper - The Globe
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 1816
Provenance: unknown
owned by family


Source Information:

Record ID: 9329  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London.15 Waterloo Place. Smith,Elder & Co
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 70
  Additional comments: "the great calamity of my deafness was now opening upon me". This was why she was allowed to go off and read.

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London.15 Waterloo Place. Smith,Elder & Co, 1877), 1, p. 70,, accessed: 01 March 2024

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