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Record Number: 17302


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 20-21 February 1844: 'We will talk of Eugene Sue. ' know the "Mysteries of Paris" very well, & much admire the genius which radiates, from end to end, through that extraordinary work [...] the writer, if of less general power than Balzac, is still more copious in imagination & creation. He glories in all extremities & intensities of evil & of passion [...] he has written other romances [...] "Mathilde" interested me beyond them all, & consists of some seven or eight volumes [...] but except for the insight it gives into French society, I am not sure that you wd be pleased with it [...] I have been thinking that the American translation in which you read the "Mysteries," may probably be a [italics]purified[end italics] edition, of which I have seen some notices.'

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:

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:

Eugene Sue

Title:

The Mysteries of Paris

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17302

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

8

Page:

213-214

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 213-214, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17302, accessed: 25 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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