Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 7751


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mary Howitt?s last translation from Frederika Bremer?s Swedish "The Home" charms me even more than "The Neighbours" did. The Athenaeum compares these books to Miss Austen?s, but I shd be afraid to tell you exactly how I wd modify the comparison. [The Athenaeum of 13 May 1843 said of the Bremer books: 'We have had nothing so simply life-like since Galt?s "Annals of the Parish" ? no pictures of female nature so finely touched, since Miss Austen.']

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 13 May 1843 and 24 May 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:

Elizabeth Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Poet

Religion:

Evangelical Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Also known as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mrs Robert Browning



Text Being Read:

Author:

various

Title:

Athenaeum

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

13 May 1843

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7751

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:

234

Additional Comments:

Second editor is Mary Rose Sullivan Letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford, 24 May 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. 234, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7751, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design