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Record Number: 16538


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 16 May 1839: 'I am glad you have looked at Cheveley. [italics]Now[end italics] I can confess with one blush less that I have just read it through. People obliged to be dumb like me, & under a medical disciplinarian like Dr Barry have as good an excuse as any can have for reading it [...] The book, if not the reader, is without excuse. It is wonderful in unwomanliness [...] The book is a hard cold coarse book -- a bold impudent book -- & she who wrote it may have COUNTED many strifes but has [italics]felt[end italics] none'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 30 Apr 1839 and 16 May 1839

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Torquay

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:

Rosina, Lady Bulwer-Lytton

Title:

Cheveley, or the Man of Honour

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1839

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16538

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

4

Page:

147-148

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 147-148, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16538, accessed: 23 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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