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Record Number: 7758


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As to Miss Pickering, if there shd be anybody in the world who makes a Miss Austen of her, or a Scott of her, that body cannot be famous for his or her literary judgement. Miss Pickering was a good & pure novelist of the circulating libraries - & could tell a story to an end without letting it fall. But her very appreciators would not think of anticipating the continuance of her reputation much beyond the burning of the candle they read her by. Did she ever dream of such a claim herself?'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 30 Nov 1844

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

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Poet

Religion:

Evangelical Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

also known as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mrs Robert Browning



Text Being Read:

Author:

[Miss] Pickering

Title:

[novels]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7758

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Editor:

Meredith B. Raymond

Title:

The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford 1836-1854

Place of Publication:

Armstrong Browning Library of Baylor University, The Browning Institute, Wedgestone Press and Wellesley College

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

3

Page:

23

Additional Comments:

Second editor is Mary Rose Sullivan Letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford, 30 Nov 1844

Citation:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Meredith B. Raymond (ed.), The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford 1836-1854 (Armstrong Browning Library of Baylor University, The Browning Institute, Wedgestone Press and Wellesley College, 1983), 3, p. 23, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7758, accessed: 31 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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