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Record Number: 17322


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thomas Westwood to Elizabeth Barrett, ?12 April 1844: 'I have just finished the second volume [of A New Spirit of the Age], dear Miss Barrett, & my fingers itch to tell you that I am quite positively sure that [italics]you are in more pages of the book than those headed by your name[end italics]'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1844 and 12 Apr 1844

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:

Thomas Westwood

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

26 Nov 1814

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Richard Hengist Horne

Title:

A New Spirit of the Age

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

March 1844

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17322

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:

299

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 299, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17322, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Barrett a collaborator on certain entries in text (Carlyle, Tennyson), as well as being the subject of another entry.

   
   
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