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Record 9894

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet Martineau, in postscript to letter written in the month before her death, to 'Mr. Atkinson', 19 May 1876: 'I am in a state of amazement at a discovery just made; I have read (after half a lifetime) Scott's "Bride of Lammermoor," and am utterly disappointed in it. The change in my taste is beyond accounting for, -- almost beyond belief.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 May 1876 and 19 May 1876
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ambleside
county: Cumbria
   
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: Walter Scott
Title: The Bride of Lammermoor
Genre: Fiction, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9894  
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: 455
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman (London, 1877), 3, p. 455, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9894, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

 

 

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