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Record Number: 27414


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

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

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1839 and 4 Mar 1840

Country:

n/a

Time

n/anight

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:

Caroline Norton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Catherine Gore

Title:

Cecil

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27414

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Smiles

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

2

Page:

416

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray, (London, 1891), 2, p. 416, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27414, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Author of text identified by source author.

   
   
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