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Record Number: 16570


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Septimus Moulton-Barrett, 6 February 1840: ''Tell [Papa] too what I forgot to tell, that I have finished Shelley's volumes which, if it were not for the here & there defilement of his atrocious opinions [...] would have very deeply delighted me. As it is there are traces of my pencil "[italics]in a passion[end italics]" as dear Georgie [brother] would say. [goes on to criticise Shelley's translations from Plato in particular]'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 6 Jan 1840

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Torquay
county: Devonshire

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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Title:

Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments

Genre:

Classics, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Philosophy, Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. 2 vols, 1840.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16570

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

4

Page:

233

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 233, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16570, accessed: 08 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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