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Record Number: 3664


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

The editor's footnote quotes a letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ellen Heaton: 24/11/1855 - "Much of my time in Paris was spent with Mr and Mrs Browning, who send you their kind regards. What a glorious book "Men and Women" is!" (Letters written to Ellen Heaton; sold in 1969; whereabouts unknown.)

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

Probably Britain, but reader travelled extensively

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:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1828

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Artist and author

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Probably Britain, but reader travelled extensively

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

Men and Women

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published 17/11/1855, 2 volumes.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3664

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Virginia Surtees

Title:

Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

176

Additional Comments:

From a letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ellen Heaton (25/11/1855).

Citation:

John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 176, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3664, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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