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Record Number: 28711


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to her publisher, W. S. Williams, 25 October 1850:

'The box of books came last night [...] I am now abundantly supplied for a long time. I like Hazlitt's essays much.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 25 Oct 1850

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:

William Hazlitt

Title:

Essays

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28711

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:

2:3

Page:

174

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence, (Oxford, 1980), 2:3, p. 174, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28711, accessed: 08 July 2020


Additional Comments:

It is not clear which edition of Hazlitt Brontë refers to here.

   
   
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