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Record Number: 16524


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Theodosia Garrow, late November 1838: 'I cannot return the [italics]Book of Beauty[end italics] to Miss Garrow without thanking her for allowing me to read in it sooner than I should otherwise have done, those contributions of her own which help to justify its title, and which are indeed sweet and touching verses.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 15 Oct 1838 and 30 Nov 1838

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Torquay

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

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:

Theodosia Garrow

Title:

poems 'The Gazelles' and 'On Presenting a Young Invalid With a Bunch of Early Violets'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In The Book of Beauty, annual edited by Lady Blessington.

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

16524

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

4

Page:

106

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 106, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16524, accessed: 16 September 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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