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Record Number: 19450


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 14 April 1845: '[Charles Bernard] is a very worldly writer, to my mind; & really I like George Sand's wickedness better, -- it is of a higher order. Bernard's most magnificent idea of virtue is what you & I shd. call expediency -- now is'nt it? Though I was delighted with "Un homme Serieux," -- & also with "Le paravent," .. the "Aventure d'un magistrat," for instance, is in the latter, to illustrate my opinion. Did you ever read a more disgusting series of small cheateries? It almost spoilt my pleasure in the power. I had a reaction & grew "moral" [...] the "stink in one's nostrils" [Job 4:10] of all that falsehood & depravity, was so immense.' And not much better in its effect on me, was the story of the "Rose blanche" [sic] (though the pretty hoyden captivated me) where no man of honour [italics]could[end italics] have acted as the hero does'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Rose et Blanche

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1831

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19450

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:

159

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 159, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19450, accessed: 23 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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