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Record 9634

Reading Experience:

Harriet Martineau on a stay with her brother and his wife at Torquay in spring 1823: 'It was my office to read aloud for many hours of each day [...] Before breakfast, and while he [the brother] enjoyed his classical reading on the sofa, I rambled about the neighbourhood of Torquay, -- sometimes sketching, sometimes reading'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1823 and 30 May 1823
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Torquay
county: Devonshire
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: Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: unknown
Religion: Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: brother of Harriet Martineau


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 9634  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 125
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 125,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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