Jane Eyre

Reading experience

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Jane Eyre

Reading experience
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Evidence

Mary Taylor to her schoolfriend Charlotte Bronte, 13 August 1850: <br/><br/> "After waiting about six months we have just got ""Shirley."" It was landed from the Constantinople on Monday afternoon [...] On Wednesday I began ""Shirley"" and continued in a curious confusion of mind till now, principally at the handsome foreigner who was nursed in our house when I was a little girl [...] What a little lump of perfection you"ve made me! There is a strange feeling in reading it of hearing us all talking. I have not seen the matted hall and painted parlour window so plain these five years. But my father is not like [...] he is not honest enough [...] ""Shirley"" is much more interesting than ""Jane Eyre,"" who never interests you at all unless she has something to suffer. All through this last novel there is so much more life and stir that it leaves you far more to remember than the other."

Source

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Taylor, Mary
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Notes
Bronte had based characters in Shirley on Mary Taylor and her family.

How to cite this record

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The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/90862
Accessed on 2020/04/03 18:12:37

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Jane Eyre

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-28690

Evidence

Mary Taylor to her schoolfriend Charlotte Bronte, 13 August 1850: <br/><br/> "After waiting about six months we have just got ""Shirley."" It was landed from the Constantinople on Monday afternoon [...] On Wednesday I began ""Shirley"" and continued in a curious confusion of mind till now, principally at the handsome foreigner who was nursed in our house when I was a little girl [...] What a little lump of perfection you"ve made me! There is a strange feeling in reading it of hearing us all talking. I have not seen the matted hall and painted parlour window so plain these five years. But my father is not like [...] he is not honest enough [...] ""Shirley"" is much more interesting than ""Jane Eyre,"" who never interests you at all unless she has something to suffer. All through this last novel there is so much more life and stir that it leaves you far more to remember than the other."

Source

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

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TFO02
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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Taylor, Mary
Aged 30-33 [Experience was between 1847 and 1850, born in 1817]

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Date of Reading Experience
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Notes
Bronte had based characters in Shirley on Mary Taylor and her family.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/90862
Accessed on 2020/04/03 18:12:37

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