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Record Number: 17656


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Robert Browning, 17 October 1847: 'It is now two or three months ago that I met, at the British Museum, with a Poem published in 1833, entitled "Pauline, a Fragment of a Confession," which elicited my warm admiration, and which, having failed in an attempt to procure a copy at the publisher's, I have since transcribed. It seems to me, in reading this beautiful composition, that it presents a noticeable analogy in style and feeling to your first acknowledged work, "Paracelsus": so much so indeed as to induce a suspicion that it might actually be written by yourself [goes on, very formally, to ask whether this is the case].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1847 and 17 Oct 1847

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: British Museum

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:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 May 1828

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Art student

Religion:

unknown

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:

Robert Browning

Title:

Pauline, a Fragment of a Confession

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published anonymously in 1833

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

17656

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

14

Page:

318

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1998), 14, p. 318, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17656, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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