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Record 9754

Reading Experience:

'I [Harriet Martineau] was completely carried away by the article on St. Domingo in the Quarterly Review, (vol.xxi.) which I lighted upon, one day at this time [c.1837], while looking for the noted article on the Grecian philosophy in the same volume. I pursued the study of Toussaint L'Ouverture's character in the Biographie Universelle; and though it is badly done [...] the real man shone into my mind'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1837
Country: England
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [Article on St. Domingo]
Genre: Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In the Quarterly Review Vol. XXI
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9754  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 2
  Page: 112
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 2, p. 112,, accessed: 20 February 2024

Additional comments:



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