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Record Number: 16992


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to John Kenyon, 13 April 1842: 'I send you back the [italics]two[end italics] books with a great many thanks. 'The Tragedy will be considered probably "naught" as a whole, but of considerable entity of beauty in its detached parts. It appears to [italics]me[end italics] that there are even fine dramatic touches in it although it is not a fine tragedy [...] For the rest -- there is much which is beautiful & powerful -- only you have [end italics]to dig for it[end italics] -- Do read the sonnets to the painter .. & the next palinodia sonnet -- & the one beginning "A Poet" -- & that composed on May morning 1838'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1842 and 13 Apr 1842

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:

William Wordsworth

Title:

Poems, Chiefly of Early and Late Years; Including The Borderers, a Tragedy

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1842

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

16992

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:

311-312

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 311-312, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16992, accessed: 23 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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