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Record Number: 882


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

On Wednesday before breakfast, I read the beginning of Antoninus?s 10th. book, & I went on with it today, but not the end. My energies felt dead within me: & how could I do anything without them? Nothing but reading the 3d. vol: of Mrs. Shelley, which I despatched in two hours ? (which did come at last!! - ) No going out today. Marcus Antoninus after Mrs. Shelly [sic], and drinking tea after Marcus.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

11 Aug 1831

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Ledbury
specific address: Hope End

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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Shelley

Title:

The Last Man

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

882

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Barrett

Editor:

Elizabeth Berridge

Title:

The Barretts at Hope End: The Early Diary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

135

Additional Comments:

Diary entry for 11 August 1831

Citation:

Elizabeth Barrett, Elizabeth Berridge (ed.), The Barretts at Hope End: The Early Diary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (London, 1974), p. 135, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=882, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Barrett was reading the third (and last) volume of the Last Man in this reading experience.

   
   
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