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Frances Kemble


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Frances Anne Kemble : Records of a Girlhood

'Finished Fanny Kemble's Records of a girlhood'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot [pseud]      Print: Book


Frances Anne Kemble : Francis the First, an Historical Drama

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 10 July 1832: 'I have read Miss Fanny Kemble's tragedy [...] It seems to me to be a very clever & indeed surprising production as from the pen of a young person; but I think that from any other pen, it would not find readers. The dialogue is sometime very spirited & ably done; but the poetry is seldom good as poetry'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Book


Frances Kemble : Francis the First

Joanna Baillie to John Murray, 16 March 1832: 'I thank you very heartily for your great courtesy in sending me a copy of Miss Kemble's tragedy. I have read it very eagerly and found it a very extraordinary work, written with much force and ability, containing many traits of real genius. It well deserves the success which I see by to-day's papers it has met with, and I doubt not it will continue to enjoy the favour of the public. If you have an opportunity I should be very much obliged to you to convey my congratulations to the young authoress on this brilliant beginning of her career as a dramatic writer.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Joanna Baillie      Print: Book


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