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Record Number: 28429


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Mary Taylor to Elizabeth Gaskell, on the Bronte brother and sisters' religious reading and its relation to their depressive tendencies:] 'Cowper's poem The Castaway was known to them all, and they all at times appreciated, or almost appropriated it. Charlotte told me once that Branwell had done so'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Unknown

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:

William Cowper

Title:

The Task

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28429

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:

137

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. 137, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28429, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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