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Record 16332

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, July 1832: 'I have read Hebrew regularly every day since I told you of my beginning Genesis, -- and I am now more than half way through Genesis, & begin to relax a little from the lexicon. From its being a primitive language it is very interesting in a philosophical point of view. I like to find the roots of words & ideas at the same time [...] I am glad I thought of having recourse to it, for if it had no other advantage, it has at least given a change of air to my mind. I have been reading besides, two Italian novels -- one by Manzani [sic], entitled the Betrothed, which, tho' heavy enough sometime, is very well written & very amiably written. The other is a continuation of the story, by a different & an unequal writer'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 9 Jun 1832 and 31 Jul 1832
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: n/a
Religion: n/a
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: Alessandro Manzoni
Title: I Promessi Sposi
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1827 (first English translation published 1828)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16332  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: 3
  Page: 30-31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 30-31,, accessed: 24 August 2019

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