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Record Number: 16312


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henrietta Moulton-Barrett, to Elizabeth Barrett, c.4 October 1830: 'For the last three hours [Arabella, reader's sister] has done nothing but talk in the most nonsensical manner & laughing loud enough for anyone to hear her all over the house -- All this time I have been as studious as usual reading Napoleon's life but Alas! I found other obstacles there for when Arabel was quiet for an instant my eyes would close & in spite of the noise I have had two or three dreams in the last half hour'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Oct 1830

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Herefordshire
specific address: Hope End

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:

Henrietta Moulton-Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

Mar 1809

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:

unknown

Title:

Life of Napoleon

Genre:

History, Biography, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16312

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:

264

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 264, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16312, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Source eds suggest text read may have been William Hazlitt, Life of Napoleon Buonaparte (4 vols, 1828-30) (see p.265 n.2).

   
   
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