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Record Number: 9171


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Can you tell me about "Jane Eyre", - who wrote it? I am told I wrote the 1st vol: and I don't know how to disbelieve it myself, - though I am wholly ignorant of the authorship. I cannot help feeling that the author must know not only my books but myself very well. My own family suppose me in the secret, till I deny it. With much improbability of incident, it is surely a very able book (outside of what I could have done of it) and the way in which the heroine comes out without conceit or egotism is, to me, perfectly wonderful'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 18 Feb 1848

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ambleside
county: Cumbria

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Unitarian

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Jane Eyre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9171

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood

Place of Publication:

Stanford

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

n/a

Page:

96

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood, (Stanford, 1983), p. 96, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9171, accessed: 10 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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