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Record Number: 9825


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Martineau, Journal, 9 January 1838: 'Finished Judges, in Pictorial Bible, which is a great treat to me. Finished "Pride and Prejudice." It is wonderfully clever, and Miss Austen seems much afraid of pathos.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

9 Jan 1838

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Previously Unitarian; now agnostic

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:

Jane Austen

Title:

Pride and Prejudice

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9825

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

3

Page:

214

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography with Memorials by Maria Weston Chapman, (London, 1877), 3, p. 214, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9825, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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