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Record 9641

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'During the period of the writing of the three Series, -- the Political Economy, Taxation, and Poor-laws -- I never remember but once sitting down to read whatever I pleased. That was a summer evening [...] I sat down to study the geography and relations of the States of the American Union; and extremely interesting I found it'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1834 and 1 Aug 1834
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: n/a
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [Texts on American geography and politics]
Genre: Poetry, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9641  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 196
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 196, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9641, accessed: 02 February 2023

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