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Record Number: 15968


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to her mother, Mary Moulton-Barrett, c.1817 (originally in French): 'I agree that Caroline [in Edgeworth's Patronage] is perfection. I admit that she is not entirely made to be a heroine [...] she has too much sense of mind. 'The few novels I have read confirm this thought -- for example, [in] Rob Roy -- the lofty and noble soul of Diana Vernon strikes us with admiration [...] she forgets womanly duties in the personality of a man; she is a heroine, Caroline is not [...] [when] she chooses to fill the character she sustains [with] grief for her parents [...] it pleased me greatly'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Dec 1817

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Evangelical

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Rob Roy

Genre:

Fiction, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15968

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

1

Page:

34

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 1, p. 34, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15968, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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