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Record 9622

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet Martineau on her passion, aged eighteen, for translation: 'Our cousin J. M. L., then studying for his profession in Norwich, used to read Italian with Rachel [her sister] and me [...] before breakfast. We made some considerable progress, through the usual course of prose authors and poets; and out of this grew a fit which Rachel and I at one time took, in concert with our companions and neighbours, the C.'s, to translate Petrarch [sonnets] [...] I believe we really succeeded pretty well'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1820 and 31 Dec 1821
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Norwich
   
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:

Reading Group:Harriet and Rachel Martineau, and J. M. L. (cousin)
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: children
Religion: Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [Italian prose texts]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9622  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 102
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 102, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9622, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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