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Record 9332

Reading Experience:

'In a poor little struggling Unitarian periodical, the Monthly Repository, in which I made my first appearance in print, a youth, named Thomas Noon Talfourd, was about this time making his first attempts at authorship. [...] it was rather too luscious for my taste,[...] but it served to mislead me about Malthus.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1816
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Norwich
county: Norfolk
other location: at home
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 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)
Not specific as to when read or who present.
Additional comments: At the family home


Text Being Read:

Title: The Monthly Repository
Genre: Monthly periodical
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 1816
Provenance: unknown
owned by family


Source Information:

Record ID: 9332  
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: 71
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London.15 Waterloo Place. Smith,Elder & Co, 1877), 1, p. 71,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:

A regular reader of this periodical



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