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Record Number: 9644


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Martineau on reading for research toward her series of 'Tales', during 1832: 'The scenery was furnished by books of travel obtained from the Public Library [...] The books of travel were Lichtenstein's South Africa for "Life in the Wilds:" Edwards's (and others') "West Indies" for "Demerara;" and McCulloch's "Highlands and Islands of Scotland" for the two Garveloch stories.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1832 and 31 Dec 1832

Country:

unknown

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Unitarian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

McCulloch

Title:

"Highlands and Islands of Scotland"

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (public library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

9644

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

1

Page:

197

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography, (London, 1877), 1, p. 197, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9644, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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