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Record Number: 17030


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 27 November 1842: ''Have you observed what I have observed [...] that Charles Dickens has meditated deeply & not without advantage upon Victor Hugo, -- and that some of his very finest things .. (all for instance of the Jew's condemnation-hours in Oliver Twist) .. are taken from Victor Hugo, .. "Les derniers jours d'un condamne" & passim? I admire Boz very absolutely & gratefully [...] but my sense of his power & genius grew grey & weak [...] with reading Hugo.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 31 Dec 1837 and 27 Nov 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:

Victor Hugo

Title:

Les derniers jours d'un condamne

Genre:

Unknown, Crime

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17030

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

6

Page:

180

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 180, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17030, accessed: 03 December 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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