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Record 9831

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet Martineau, Journal, 15 January 1838: 'Probably the greatest day of my year. While I was reading one article in the twenty-first volume of the Quarterly, on Greek philosophy, there being an article in the same number on Hayti, it flashed across me that my novel must be on the Haytian revolution, and Toussaint my hero.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 15 Jan 1838
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Article on Grecian philosophy
Genre: Classics, Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In The Quarterly Review XXI
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9831  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1877
  Vol: 3
  Page: 216
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman (London, 1877), 3, p. 216, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9831, accessed: 29 January 2023

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