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Record Number: 19087


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I think I have behaved most abominably in never taking any notice of your great kindness in sending me David Copperfield, and your note. Oh, dear! I have been so whirled about {against} since I saw you last that I hardly know what to write. I do so like D. Copperfield; and it was a charming liberty you took in sending it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 May 1849 and 5 May 1849

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
specific address: 27 Woburn Square

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:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Sep 1810

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author and clergyman's wife

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

David Copperfield

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

serial form from May 1849; book form late 1850

Provenance

owned
given or lent by Eliza Fox


Source Information:

Record ID:

19087

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Editor:

J.A.V. Chapple

Title:

Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

77

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The, (Manchester, 1997), p. 77, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19087, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Eliza Fox.

   
   
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