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Record Number: 16403


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 2 June 1837: 'I agree with you in thinking Pickwick admirable -- but I have not read every number [...] what is striking in him is his wonderful individuality -- He never or seldom sacrifices the natural to the comic -- but wins the jest from Nature without stealing it. No one could pass a character of his in the street without bowing.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1836 and 2 Jun 1837

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:

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:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In monthly instalments from April 1836

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16403

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:

248-249

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 248-249, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16403, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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