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Record Number: 28598


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Charlotte Brontė to the grandson of Henry James Mercier, 1 June 1848:]


'I have read 2,500 with pleasure. It is a very clever and ingenious production, Your grandfather must have been an intellectual, clever and accomplished man.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1848 and 1 Jun 1848

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 Brontė

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:

Henry James Mercier

Title:

Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In English translation (from French) by author's grandson.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

28598

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington

Title:

The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships, and Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

1:2

Page:

217

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontës: Their Lives, Friendships, and Correspondence, (Oxford, 1980), 1:2, p. 217, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28598, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Copy of text read a gift from translator.

   
   
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