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Record 9718

Reading Experience:

'I [Harriet Martineau] saw much of Fanny [Kemble] in America [...] She showed me the proof-sheets of her clever "Journal," and, as she chose to require my opinion of it, obtained a less flattering one than from most people [...] I was sufficiently shocked at certain passages to induce her to cancel some thirty pages.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1834 and 26 Aug 1836
Country: America
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: America
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Fanny Kemble
Title: Journal
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Manuscript: proofs
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9718  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 365
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 365,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:



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