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Record Number: 19514


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'R[obert] B[rowning] wrote seven and a half pages of comments about E[lizabeth] B[arrett] B[arrett]'s revised translation [of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound], and ended with these remarks: "And so it is all magnificently rendered. The above attempts at notifcation are the merest stoppings for a moment where I did not know my old path thro' the text again [...] take my true praise and congratulations."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 May 1845 and 7 Jun 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:

Robert Browning

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 May 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

Aeschylus

Title:

Prometheus Bound

Genre:

Classics, Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

In translation by Elizabeth Barrett

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19514

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:

255 n.2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 255 n.2, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19514, accessed: 14 December 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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