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Record Number: 28488


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte (as Currer Bell) to her publishers, Messrs Smith, Elder and Co., 25 December 1847: 'Permit me to thank you for your present, which reached me yesterday. I was not prepared for anything so truly tasteful, and when I had opened the parcel, removed the various envelopes, and at last got a glimpse of the chastely attractive binding, I was most agreeably surprised. What is better, on examination I find the contents fully to answer the expectation excited by the charming exterior; the [italics]Honey[end italics] is quite as choice as the [italics]Jar[end italics] is elegant. The illustrations too are very beautiful, some of them peculiarly so.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 24 Dec 1847 and 25 Dec 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:

n/a

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:

Leigh Hunt

Title:

A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, History, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In early copy of the first edition; the book not published until 1848.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

28488

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:168

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:168, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28488, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

See vol II., p165 and p.165 n.1 in source for details of authorship, and publication date, of text.

   
   
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