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Record Number: 28478


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[George Henry Lewes to Elizabeth Gaskell:] 'When Jane Eyre first appeared, the publishers courteously sent me a copy. The enthusiasm with which I read it made me go down to Mr Parker, and propose to write a review of it for Fraser's Magazine [...] Meanwhile I had written to Miss Bronte to tell her the delight with which her book filled me'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1847 and 31 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:

George Henry Lewes

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Apr 1817

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Jane Eyre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

28478

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:152

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:152, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28478, accessed: 10 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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