Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

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

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 16362


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 24 June 1835: 'I am reading Dr Brown's Philosophy -- shall have [italics]read[end italics] it tomorrow -- and like metaphysics better than ever, & am beginning to think it quite as [italics]demonstrative[end italics] as mathematics the beloved! -- I am reading besides, Anthony Collins, and Luther, [italics]on the will[end italics].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1835 and 24 Dec 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Sidmouth
county: Devonshire

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:

n/a

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:

Martin Luther

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16362

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

3

Page:

139

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 139, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16362, accessed: 13 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Source eds suggest text read possibly Luther's 'Bondage of the Will' (see p.140 n.5).

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design