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Record Number: 28660


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Charlotte Bronte to James Taylor, 20 September 1849:

'I read with pleasure "Friends in Council," and with very great pleasure "The Thoughts and Opinions of a Statesman." It is the record of what may with truth be termed a beautiful mind — serene, harmonious, elevated and pure; it bespeaks, too, a heart full of kindness and sympathy. I like it much.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1849 and 20 Sep 1849

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:

Charlotte Brontë

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 Apr 1816

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Friedrich Wilhelm von Humboldt

Title:

Thoughts and Opinions of a Statesman

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In 'Small Books on Great Subjects' series, 1845

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28660

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:

2:1

Page:

22

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships, and Correspondence, (Oxford , 1980), 2:1, p. 22, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28660, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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