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Record Number: 17346


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 20 November 1844: 'Have you any recollection of Adam Blair? I believe there was an outcry against the indecency of that book, -- & lately, on comparing the first with a last edition of it, I find that the author has left out the few lines which were taken generally to be offensive, & which compared to the least of certain offences, were the merest lamb-innocences.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1844 and 20 Nov 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:

John Gibson Lockhart

Title:

Some Passages in the Life of Mr. Adam Blair Minister of the Gospel at Cross-Meikle

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In first edition (1822), and in a subsequent edition.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17346

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:

236

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1991), 9, p. 236, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17346, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Source eds note that subsequent editions of text appeared in 1841, 1842, and 1843, 'as part of Blackwood's Standard Novels' (see p.237 n.7).

   
   
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