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Record Number: 16853


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 1-6 January 1842: 'Did you see Mr Hunter's treatise upon the Tempest? Mr Kenyon "caused it to pass before my face" & I did not complain of the briefness of the vision [...] I do hate all those geographical statistical historical yea, & natural-historical illustrators of a great poet [...] I dont care a grain of sand on the shore whether Prospero's island was Bermuda or Lampedusa! [goes on to make more detailed criticisms of this text, and the attempts in it to identify real-life origins of Shakespeare's settings and characters]'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1841 and 6 Jan 1842

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Joseph Hunter

Title:

A Disquisition on the Scene, Origin, Date, etc. of Shakespeare's Tempest

Genre:

Drama, Essays / Criticism, History, Poetry, Geography / Travel, Natural history

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1839

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16853

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

5

Page:

199

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 199, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16853, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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