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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 19441


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 25 March 1845: 'Read George Sand's "Jeanne". It is full of beauty, of profound beauty & significance, .. & is pure besides [...] though the heroine is somewhat too divinely idiotic, -- of a stupidity, a little too gross. And yet I am scarcely sure now, .. although I felt so when I was reading the book -- it is a noble & singular conception, & gives proof of what may be called an heroic imagination.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1845 and 25 Mar 1845

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:

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:

George Sand

Title:

Jeanne

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19441

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

10

Page:

138

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 138, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19441, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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