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Record Number: 28421


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There is a copy of the Imitation of Christ extant, given to Charlotte [Bronte] in 1826, and there are other books that we know the [Bronte] children read during this period, including Scott's Tales of a Grandfather.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1826 and 31 Dec 1831

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:

Reading Group:

Bronte children (Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, Anne)

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Tales of a Grandfather

Genre:

Fiction, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28421

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington

Title:

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

I-II

Page:

76

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence, (Oxford, 1980), I-II, p. 76, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28421, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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