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Record Number: 15970


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to her father, Edward Moulton-Barrett, c. November 1817: 'I have been reading Lord Byrons Corsair &c how foolish I have been not to read them before they did not entertain me much as I have perused the extracts and the reviews on them [...] I think many of the passages exquisitely beautiful the parting of Conrad and Medora & the intercessory between the hero and Gulnare are in my humble opinion two of the MOST beautiful'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1817 and 30 Nov 1817

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:

Elizabeth Barrett

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Evangelical

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:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

Reviews of the Corsair

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15970

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

1

Page:

45

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1984), 1, p. 45, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=15970, accessed: 25 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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