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Record Number: 4376


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 4 January 1848: '"Jane Eyre" has got down into Yorkshire; a copy has even penetrated into this neighbourhood: I saw an elderly clergyman reading it the other day, and had the satisfaction of hearing him exclaim "Why -- they have got ---- school, and Mr ---- here, I declare! and Miss ----" (naming the original of Lowood, Mr Brocklehurst and Miss Temple) ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haworth
county: Yorkshire

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Clergyman

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Jane Eyre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1847

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4376

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:

177

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters, (London, 1997), p. 177, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4376, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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