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Record Number: 16860


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 21 February 1842: 'What an amusing book these Burneyana [italics]do[end italics] make! There is certainly a [italics]consciousness[end italics] which combined with the egoism & the Evelinaism "in saecula saeculorum", suggests no idea of modesty, real modesty [...] And thus I do not worship the "dear little Burney" as a fair incarnate modesty [...] But I do like her book -- I do think it full of living pulses & delightfulness, & my heart leaps up at the hum of work-day life issuing thus from the tomb-door of that dead generation. Oh -- do read the book -- I mean, at once -- read it at once.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1842 and 21 Feb 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:

Frances Burney

Title:

Diary and Letters (Volume 1)

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1842

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16860

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:

239

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 239, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16860, accessed: 19 July 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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