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Record Number: 7757


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I cannot help the oozing forth of my Io triumphe?although it is by no means my dearest friend, my turn for writing. Mr Kenyon came yesterday - & he had just been reading, he said, "Pride & Prejudice", ?driven into making an acquaintance with Miss Austen in despite of his anti-novelism, by the buzz of admiration which beset him from Mr Harness, and others. Mind, he was quite unaware of your & my ever quarrelling on the subject: he spoke to me of his impressions therefore quite innocently & freely, not knowing but that I might be wearing out the knees of my soul before her statue.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1843 and 6 Jul 1843

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:

Mr Kenyon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

Pride and Prejudice

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7757

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Editor:

Meredith B. Raymond

Title:

The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford 1836-1854

Place of Publication:

Armstrong Browning Library of Baylor University, The Browning Institute, Wedgestone Press and Wellesley College

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

2

Page:

262

Additional Comments:

Second editor is Mary Rose Sullivan Letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford, 6 Jul 1843

Citation:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Meredith B. Raymond (ed.), The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford 1836-1854, (Armstrong Browning Library of Baylor University, The Browning Institute, Wedgestone Press and Wellesley College, 1983), 2, p. 262, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7757, accessed: 19 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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