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Record Number: 4402


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to George Smith, 18 September 1850: 'You should be very thankful that books cannot "talk to each other as well as to their readers" ... Dr Knox alone, with his "Race, a Fragment" (a book which I read with combined interest, amusement and edification) would deliver the voice of a Stentor if any other book ventured to call in question his favourite dogmas.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 18 Sep 1850

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

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:

Robert Knox

Title:

The Races of Men: A Fragment

Genre:

Social Science, Anthropology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1850

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4402

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:

297

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters, (London, 1997), p. 297, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4402, accessed: 03 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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