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Catherine Gore


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Catherine Gore : Preferment: or, My Uncle the Earl

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, late January 1840: 'Have you seen Mrs Gore & Mrs Trollope in their late avatars? "Preferment", with an undeniable cleverness, is dull & heavy [...] As to "One fault", with neither dulness nor heaviness, the book seems to [italics]me[end italics] far less clever than Mrs Trollope's books generally or always are [goes on to discuss aspects of this text, including plot, further]'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Book


Catherine Gore : Agathonia

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 12 July 1844: 'I heard the other day that "Agathonia" was Mrs Gore's! [...] Mr Crabbe Robinson told George [? i.e. Barrett's brother] at Mr Kenyon's the other day that he had been vexed at the dificulty he found in reading it through, [italics]as it was my book![end italics] -- Then the fame of it went over to Mrs Coleridge, .. & lighted at last on the right head .. Mrs Gore's.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Henry Crabb Robinson      Print: Book


Catherine Gore : Cecil

Caroline Norton to John Murray, 4 March 1840: 'Blessed be he [sic] who lately wrote "Cecil" (though it be but a novel), for it beguiled me through a weary night, and made me forget I had a pain in my side.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Caroline Norton      Print: Book


Catherine Gore : The Hamiltons

Charlotte Bronte to Mrs C[atherine]. F. G. Gore, 27 August 1850:

'The book had for me its own peculiar value as a work often heard of and long wished for: I have now read it; it has given me much pleasure [...] I knew nothing of the circles you describe before I read "The Hamiltons," but feel I do know something of them now.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Charlotte Brontë      Print: Book


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