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Record Number: 19520


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning, letter postmarked 19 September 1845: 'I began to write last saturday to thank you for all the delight, I had in Shelley [...] Besides the translations, some of the original poems were not in my copy & were, so, quite new to me. "Marianne's Dream" I had been curious about to no end -- I only know it now.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1845 and 19 Sep 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 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:

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Title:

Posthumous Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1824

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

19520

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:

91

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1993), 11, p. 91, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19520, accessed: 09 February 2023


Additional Comments:

Copy of text apparently lent to Barrett by Browning; see p.91 n.1 in source.

   
   
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