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Record Number: 17342


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 20 September 1844: 'I have just read Coningsby. It is very able, & yet scarcely efficient [...] It has no story, & not a great deal of character; and is powerful as an exponent of the Young England political views, without being specific. Still, a master-mind lives in the book, & the reader feels it everywhere.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1844 and 20 Sep 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:

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:

Benjamin Disraeli

Title:

Coningsby: or, The New Generation

Genre:

Fiction, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1844

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17342

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

9

Page:

151

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1991), 9, p. 151, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17342, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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