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Record Number: 9122


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I do sometimes wish for my library here, where it costs trouble to other people to get books for me, and yet I have done well enough lately with Montaigne, and a bit of Moliere with the boys, now and then, and I Promessi Sposi with Fanny discovering thereby that I can read Italian almost like French or English, which I was not aware of'.

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Until: 27 Oct 1839

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

manufacturer's daughter; writer

Religion:

Unitarian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

'the boys'


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Moliere (pseud.)

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9122

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood

Place of Publication:

Stanford

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

n/a

Page:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood, (Stanford, 1983), p. 18, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9122, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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