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Record Number: 19424


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Miss Bronte in one of her letters to you (Mama [italics] thinks [end italics] written in the year 1835,) gives you some advice as to what books to read. Mama wants to know how Miss Bronte can have become acquainted with the books that she mentions to you. From Keighley Mama knows she could get novels but where such standard works as Miss Bronte refers to in her letters were obtained is a puzzle to Mama. At Haworth Mama says she did not see many books except quite new ones that had been given to Miss Bronte since she became famous. If you would kindly let her know all you know.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 31 Mar 1855

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haworth

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:

[unknown]

Title:

['standard works'; not novels]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19424

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:

881

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The, (Manchester, 1997), p. 881, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19424, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Ellen Nussey - out of the date sequence of the rest of the volume as found at a late stage in the publication process. Letter written by Meta Gaskell

   
   
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