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Record 9737

Reading Experience:

'I [Harriet Martineau] remember my mother and sister coming home with swollen eyes and tender spirits after spending an evening with Miss Opie, to hear "Temper," which she read in a most overpowering way. When they saw it in print, they could scarcely believe it was the same story.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:Amelia Opie
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1769
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Quaker
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Elizabeth Martineau and daughter
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Amelia Opie
Title: Temper, or Domestic Scenes: A Tale
Genre: Fiction, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9737  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 1
  Page: 430
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 430,, accessed: 02 July 2022

Additional comments:



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