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Record 9629

Reading Experience:

Harriet Martineau on philosophical studies in early adulthood: 'The edition of Hartley that I used was Dr. Priestley's [...] That book I studied with a fervour and perseverance which made it perhaps the most important book in the world to me, except the bible'.
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: 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:

Author: David Hartley
Title: unknown
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Edited by Priestley
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9629  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 104
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 104,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:



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