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Record Number: 16596


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett, invalid, to Mary Russell Mitford, 10 December 1840: 'You cant guess what my business has been lately [...] my business has been retracing my steps in the Village, your village [...] You cannot realize, -- you the writer -- cannot, -- the peculiar effect of that delightful book, upon one in a prison like me, shut up from air & light [...] It frees me at once for the moment -- shows me the flowers & the grass they grow by, & pours into my face the sweetness & freshness & refreshment of the whole summer in a breath.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1840 and 10 Dec 1840

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:

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:

Mary Russell Mitford

Title:

Our Village

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16596

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:

301

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 301, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16596, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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