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Record Number: 19632


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Arabella Moulton-Barrett [sister], 16-19 December 1850, on 18 December: 'We have been reading together Tennyson's "In Memoriam" in the evenings. Most beautiful and pathetic. I read aloud, Robert looking over the page -- & we talked & admired & criticised every separate stanza. Now, we are going in like manner through Shelley.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1850 and 18 Dec 1850

Country:

Italy

Time

evening

Place:

city: Florence

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:

Reading Group:

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writers

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19632

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

2007

Vol:

16

Page:

253

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 2007), 16, p. 253, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19632, accessed: 08 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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