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Record Number: 28657


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to her publisher, W. S. Williams, 13 September 1849:

'Reading has, of late, been my great solace and recreation [in year following the deaths of her brother and two sisters] [...] I have read "David Copperfield"; it seems to me very good &mdash: admirable in some parts. You said it had affinity to "Jane Eyre." It has, now and then &mdash: only what an advantage has Dickens in his varied knowledge of men and things!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1849 and 13 Sep 1849

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 Brontë

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:

Charles Dickens

Title:

David Copperfield (instalments)

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28657

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:

2:1

Page:

20

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships, and Correspondence, (Oxford , 1980), 2:1, p. 20, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28657, accessed: 24 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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