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Record 9626

Reading Experience:

Harriet Martineau on Bible studies in early adulthood: 'I studied the Bible incessantly and immensely; both by daily reading of chapters [...] and by getting hold of all commentaries and works of elucidation that I could lay my hands on. A work of Dr. Carpenter's, begun but never finished, called "Notes and Observations on the Gospel History" [...] first put me on this track of study [...] It was while reading Mr. Kenrick's translation from the German of "Helon's Pilgrimage to Jerusalem," with which I was thoroughly bewitched, that I conceived [...] the audacious idea of giving a somewhat resembling account of the Jews and their country, under the immediate expectation of the Messiah, and even in his presence'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1821 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:

Reader:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child of manufacturer; later 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:

Title: The Bible
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9626  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 103
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 103,, accessed: 02 February 2023

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