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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Douglas Jerrold


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Robert Browning : Sordello

'Sordello (1840) was undoubtedly the toughest assignment [of Browning's works]. When Douglas Jerrold venured on it while convalescing, he entered a state of panic that his illness had destroyed his reason; then, having passed the book from his bedside to a visiting friend, who also exhibited utter incomprehension, he collapsed relieved on his pillow with a cry of "Thank God!"!'

Century: 1850-1899 / 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Douglas Jerrold      Print: Book


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