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Record Number: 28481


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Charlotte Bronte (as 'Currer Bell') to her publisher, W. S. Williams, 17 November 1847:] 'The perusal of the "Era" gave me much pleasure, as did that of the "People's Journal." An author feels peculiarly gratified by the recognition of a right tendency in his works; for if what he writes does no good to the reader, he feels he has missed his chief aim, wasted, in a great measure, his time and his labour. The "Spectator" seemed to have found more harm than good in "Jane Eyre," and I acknowledge that distressed me a little.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1847 and 17 Nov 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 "People's Journal"

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28481

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:155

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:155, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28481, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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