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Record Number: 1780


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Lamb read ... [Hannah More, Coelebs in Search of a Wife] at around ... [June-July 1809] ... on 7 June he told C[oleridge] that "it is one of the very poorest sort of common novels with the drawback of dull religion in it."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1809 and 31 Jul 1809

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:

Charles Lamb

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

10 Feb 1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

Hannah More

Title:

Coelebs in Search of a Wife

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols, 1808

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1780

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

153

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815, (Cambridge, 1995), p. 153, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1780, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 291 of Wu (1995); quotation from Edwin W. Marrs, ed., The Letters of Charles and Mary Anne Lamb 1796-1817 (3 vols, 1975-8) 3:14.

   
   
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