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Record Number: 17341


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Martineau to Elizabeth Barrett, 16 September 1844: 'You have been in my mind, & your vols -- or one at a time, while the other was out, -- open before me daily, & many times in a day [...] I saw at once -- in cutting the leaves -- that you had made an immense advance on the former volume [goes on to note various shorter pieces] [...] Lady Geraldine is glorious. I was [italics]swept[end italics] through it [continues with further, detailed criticism of whole collection].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 13 Aug 1844 and 16 Sep 1844

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:

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Barrett

Title:

Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols, 1844

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17341

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

9

Page:

140-141

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1991), 9, p. 140-141, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17341, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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