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Record Number: 3866


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From the editor?s footnote to a letter sent in November 1856: ?In a letter to Miss Heaton, Rossetti was no less enthusiastic: ?No doubt you are revelling, as I am, in Aurora Leigh ? by far the greatest work of its author surely, and almost beyond anything for exhaustless poetic resource.? (Heaton collection: letters written to Ellen Heaton; sold in 1969; whereabouts unknown.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1856 and 1857

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:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1828

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Artist and writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Title:

Aurora Leigh

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1856 according to Virginia Surtees, editor of the text quoted. Reference books give 1857.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3866

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Virginia Surtees

Title:

Sublime and InstructiveLetters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

195

Additional Comments:

Footnote to a letter written by John Ruskin to Ellen Heaton, which mentions Aurora Leigh.

Citation:

John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and InstructiveLetters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton (London, 1972), p. 195, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3866, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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