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Record Number: 15981


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thomas Campbell to Elizabeth Barrett, 28 August 1822, in response to her having asked his opinion of her narrative poem Leila: 'the poem is open to many objections -- It bespeaks an amiable heart and an elegant mind -- but it is the work of an inexperienced imagination & though the versification & expression are such as should make me very loth to exhort you to give up poetical composition Yet I should decieve you if I anticipated the story and main effect of the poem being likely to be popularly admired -- I have marked one or two passages to which I particularly object -- I object in general to its lyric intermixtures -- The are the most difficult of all gems to set in a Narrative poem & should always be of the first water.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1822 and 28 Aug 1822

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Thomas Campbell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Barrett

Title:

Leila

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15981

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:

165

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1984), 1, p. 165, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=15981, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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