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Record Number: 13422


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When we arrived at Turin, we had no hope of being present at a sitting of Parliament, but our Sicilian friend [a friend of Cavour and acquaintance of Garibaldi, previously encountered by Sewell in a railway carriage], who had promised to call upon us, came [...] to bring us tickets of admission for Monday [...] He was as voluble and excited as before, and produced a novel which he had lately written, and which he begged us to accept. A most remarkable production it was, as I found when I read it! ___ the Pope, Antonelli, and Lamorciere, being brought in by name, and made to take part in a plot of atrocious and not very readable wickedness.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 May 1861 and 31 Dec 1861

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Turin

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 Missing Sewell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Great Britain

Country of Experience:

Italy

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

anon

Title:

[novel]

Genre:

Fiction, Politics

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13422

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Impressions of Rome, Florence, and Turin, By the Author of 'Amy Herbert'

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1862

Vol:

n/a

Page:

313-314

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Impressions of Rome, Florence, and Turin, By the Author of 'Amy Herbert' (London, 1862), p. 313-314, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13422, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See pp.303-04 in source for Sewell's account of her first meeting with the Sicilian novelist.

   
   
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