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Record 9642

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet Martineau on reading for research toward her series of 'Tales', during 1832: 'The scenery was furnished by books of travel obtained from the Public Library [...] The books of travel were Lichtenstein's South Africa for "Life in the Wilds:" Edwards's (and others') "West Indies" for "Demerara;" and McCulloch's "Highlands and Islands of Scotland" for the two Garveloch stories.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1832 and 31 Dec 1832
Country: unknown
Time: n/a
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: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Lichtenstein
Title: "South Africa"
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (public library)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9642  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 197
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 197, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9642, accessed: 02 February 2023

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