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Record Number: 4321


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to Hartley Coleridge, 10 December 1840: 'I am sorry Sir I did not exist forty or fifty years ago when the "Lady's magazine" was flourishing like a green bay tree ... You see Sir I have read the "Lady's Magazine" and know something of its contents ... I read them before I knew how to criticize or object -- they were old books belonging to my mother or my Aunt; they had crossed the Sea, had suffered ship-wreck and were discoloured with brine -- I read them as a treat on holiday afternoons or by stealth when I should have been minding my lessons ... One black day my father burnt them because they contained foolish love-stories.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 21 Apr 1816 and 10 Dec 1840

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:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 Apr 1816

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

The Lady's Magazine

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology, journal

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

c.1790-1800

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4321

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Juliet Barker

Title:

The Brontes: A Life in Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

87

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters, (London, 1997), p. 87, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4321, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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