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Record 16238

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 16 January 1830: 'Today I finished Longinus's treatise, & Euripedes's Rhesus. I read them [italics]regularly[end italics] thro', which would have been incredible & impossible, if I had not known you. [goes on briefly to comment on texts].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 16 Jan 1830
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: 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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Euripides
Title: Rhesus
Genre: Classics, Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16238  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 2
  Page: 232
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 232,, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

Source eds note that Rhesus 'now almost universally recognized as spurious' (see p.233 n.8).



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