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Record Number: 16565


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, late January 1840: 'Have you seen Mrs Gore & Mrs Trollope in their late avatars? "Preferment", with an undeniable cleverness, is dull & heavy [...] As to "One fault", with neither dulness nor heaviness, the book seems to [italics]me[end italics] far less clever than Mrs Trollope's books generally or always are [goes on to discuss aspects of this text, including plot, further]'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Jan 1840

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Torquay
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:

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:

Catherine Gore

Title:

Preferment: or, My Uncle the Earl

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

3 vols, 1840

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16565

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:

230

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 230, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16565, accessed: 21 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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