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Record Number: 17200


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 13 July 1843: 'I like the spirit & courteous goodness of Mr James's books [...] I believe I have read almost everyone [sic] of his books .. either when I was ill or when I was well. They have much of what Chaucer calls "gentilesse" .. if not much passion & imagination -- and his scenic descriptions are admirable. I do not know better books for an invalid -- although the author may not be pleased with my reason for saying so -- viz that they seldom make the heart beat.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1832 and 13 Jul 1843

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:

George Payne Rainsford James

Title:

novels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17200

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:

239

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 239, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17200, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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