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Record Number: 19517


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett, letter postmarked 15 August 1845: 'There lies Consuelo -- done with! 'I shall tell you frankly that it strikes [italics]me[end italics] as precisely what in conventional language with the customary silliness is styled a [italics]woman's[end italics]-book, in its merits & defects [goes on to comment extensively on text]'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1845 and 15 Aug 1845

Country:

unknown

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Sand

Title:

Consuelo

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19517

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

11

Page:

29-30; 29

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1993), 11, p. 29-30; 29, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19517, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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