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Record 9723

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet Martineau on her first acquaintance with Robert Browning's poetry, 'a wonderful event': 'Mr. Macready put "Paracelsus" into my hand, when I was staying at his house, and I read a canto before going to bed. For the first time in my life, I passed a whole night without sleeping a wink.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: night
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: Robert Browning
Title: Paracelsus
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9723  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 417
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 417, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9723, accessed: 02 February 2023

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