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Record Number: 28473


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Charlotte Bronte (as Currer Bell) to her publishers Messrs Smith, Elder and Co., 26 October 1847:] 'I have received the newspapers. They speak quite as favourably of "Jane Eyre" as I expected them to do. The notice in the "Literary Gazette" seems certainly to have been indited in rather a flat mood, and the "Athenaeum" has a style of its own, which I respect, but cannot exactly relish; still, when one considers that journals of that standing have a dignity to maintain which would be damaged by a too cordial recognition of the claims if an obscure author, I suppose there is every reason to be satisfied.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1847 and 26 Oct 1847

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:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Review of Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre"

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In the Literary Gazette (October 1847)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28473

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington

Title:

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

I-II

Page:

II:149-150

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence, (Oxford, 1980), I-II, p. II:149-150, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28473, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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