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Record Number: 17118


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 8 March 1843: '[The writings of Miss Edgeworth] are excellent & admirable -- but I cannot say, poetical or passionate [...] Still, after their kind, they are excellent [...] Why I learnt to read out of those first little books for children, & my child's heart has beat very fast in the "Cherry Orchard" & for Rosamond's "Purple vase"!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Child (0-17)

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:

Maria Edgeworth

Title:

'Rosamond'

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17118

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1989

Vol:

7

Page:

2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 2, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17118, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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