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Record Number: 19614


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Joseph Arnould to Robert Browning, 25 April 1850: 'I have read re-read marked learned & [italics]]really[end italics] inwardly digested your last Poem [...] Well then I must say quite honestly that though your master hand has never dashed on the canvas the colours of poetry more grandly [...] yet, [italics]as a whole[end italics], it is less satisfactory to me than some of your earlier inspirations: call me limited, narrow, academic what you will, but I cannot quite like the grotesque, wonderful inventive & ingenious as it is of your opening; & then not so much on the ground of any mere individual dislike on my own part, as from the feeling that it may be a stumbling block to so many weaker brethren in the critic world'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1850 and 25 Apr 1850

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:

Joseph Arnould

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1813

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lawyer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

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:

Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day

Genre:

Poetry, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Chapman and Hall, 1 April 1850

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19614

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

2007

Vol:

16

Page:

102-103

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 2007), 16, p. 102-103, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19614, accessed: 22 September 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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