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Record Number: 19133


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'she [Charlotte Bronte] was very angry indeed with that part of the Examiner review of Esmond (I had forgotten it) which said his [Thackeray's] works would not live; and asked me if I knew you had written it. I wish you could have heard how I backed away from the veiled prophet, and how vehemently I disclaimed ever even having conjectured anything about any article in the Examiner'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 30 Apr 1853

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 Apr 1816

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

writer and clergyman's daughter

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:

Title:

Examiner [review of Thackeray's 'Henry Esmond']

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19133

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:

230-1

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The, (Manchester, 1997), p. 230-1, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19133, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to John Forster (?) who may have written this article.

   
   
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