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Record Number: 19527


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning, 12 November 1845: 'I read Luria's first act twice through before I slept last night, & feel just as a bullet might feel [...] shot into the air & suddenly arrested & suspended. It ("Luria") is all life [comments in detail upon specific passages and phrases] [...] I am snatched up into "Luria" & feel myself driven on to the ends of the poet, just as a reader should.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

11 Nov 1845

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 Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

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:

Luria (Act I)

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19527

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

11

Page:

166

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1993), 11, p. 166, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19527, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Text of Barrett's detailed critical notes on Luria given in Appendix IV of source (pp.393-394).

   
   
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