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Record Number: 17248


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Cornelius Mathews, 31 August 1843: 'I wrote immediately upon receiving your works in their reprint to acknowledge that kindness [...] Since then, I have read them with great attention & recognised the power & talent which are destined, I do not doubt, to develop themselves still father & in more distinctive forms. There is an inclination to the grotesque which while it gives evidence of a ready fancy, disturbs the effect of the general impression to such readers as I am -- & the very faithfulness to American manners & associations while I consistently applaud it, does nevertheless occasionally in spite of myself increase this disturbance.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 3 Jul 1843 and 31 Aug 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:

Cornelius Mathews

Title:

Behemoth, a Legend of the Moundbuilders

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17248

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:

303

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 303, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17248, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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