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Record Number: 18174


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Browning was a little beyond her. Convinced that he was a great poet, she still found him a bore at times. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a major disappointment: she thought "Sonnets from the Portuguese" were beautiful in emotion but simply not good sonnets'.

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Until: 7 Sep 1905

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Derbyshire
specific address: Renishaw Hall

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:

Edith Sitwell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

7 Sep 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

later writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

[poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18174

Source:

Print

Author:

G.A. Cevasco

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell

Place of Publication:

Boston

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

6

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

G.A. Cevasco, The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell (Boston, 1987), p. 6, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18174, accessed: 01 March 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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