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Record Number: 16238


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 16 January 1830: 'Today I finished Longinus's treatise, & Euripedes's Rhesus. I read them [italics]regularly[end italics] thro', which would have been incredible & impossible, if I had not known you. [goes on briefly to comment on texts].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

16 Jan 1830

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:

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Euripides

Title:

Rhesus

Genre:

Classics, Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16238

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

2

Page:

232

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 232, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16238, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

Source eds note that Rhesus 'now almost universally recognized as spurious' (see p.233 n.8).

   
   
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