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Record 16570

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Septimus Moulton-Barrett, 6 February 1840: ''Tell [Papa] too what I forgot to tell, that I have finished Shelley's volumes which, if it were not for the here & there defilement of his atrocious opinions [...] would have very deeply delighted me. As it is there are traces of my pencil "[italics]in a passion[end italics]" as dear Georgie [brother] would say. [goes on to criticise Shelley's translations from Plato in particular]'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 6 Jan 1840
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Torquay
county: Devonshire
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: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Title: Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments
Genre: Classics, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Philosophy, Letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Ed. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. 2 vols, 1840.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16570  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: 4
  Page: 233
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 233,, accessed: 22 August 2019

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