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Record 13422

Reading Experience:

'When we arrived at Turin, we had no hope of being present at a sitting of Parliament, but our Sicilian friend [a friend of Cavour and acquaintance of Garibaldi, previously encountered by Sewell in a railway carriage], who had promised to call upon us, came [...] to bring us tickets of admission for Monday [...] He was as voluble and excited as before, and produced a novel which he had lately written, and which he begged us to accept. A most remarkable production it was, as I found when I read it! ___ the Pope, Antonelli, and Lamorciere, being brought in by name, and made to take part in a plot of atrocious and not very readable wickedness.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 May 1861 and 31 Dec 1861
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Turin
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 Missing Sewell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 Feb 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: Great Britain
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: anon
Title: [novel]
Genre: Fiction, Politics
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13422  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Impressions of Rome, Florence, and Turin, By the Author of 'Amy Herbert'
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1862
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 313-314
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Impressions of Rome, Florence, and Turin, By the Author of 'Amy Herbert' (London, 1862), p. 313-314,, accessed: 17 June 2019

Additional comments:

See pp.303-04 in source for Sewell's account of her first meeting with the Sicilian novelist.



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