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Record Number: 8533


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Felicia Hemans to Mary Russell Mitford, 10 November 1828: 'My dear Miss Mitford, Accept my late, though sincere and cordial congratulations on the brilliant success of "Rienzi," of which I have read with unfeigned gratification [...] I have yet only read of Rienzi a few noble passages given by the Newspapers and Magazines, but in a few days I hope to be acquainted with the whole'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1828 and 10 Nov 1828

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:

Felicia Hemans

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Sep 1793

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Mary Russell Mitford

Title:

Rienzi (excerpts)

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper, Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8533

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Susan J. Wolfson

Title:

Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials

Place of Publication:

Princeton

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

501

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Susan J. Wolfson (ed.), Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials, (Princeton, 2000), p. 501, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8533, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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