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Record 15968

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to her mother, Mary Moulton-Barrett, c.1817 (originally in French): 'I agree that Caroline [in Edgeworth's Patronage] is perfection. I admit that she is not entirely made to be a heroine [...] she has too much sense of mind. 'The few novels I have read confirm this thought -- for example, [in] Rob Roy -- the lofty and noble soul of Diana Vernon strikes us with admiration [...] she forgets womanly duties in the personality of a man; she is a heroine, Caroline is not [...] [when] she chooses to fill the character she sustains [with] grief for her parents [...] it pleased me greatly'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Dec 1817
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 Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: Evangelical
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Rob Roy
Genre: Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15968  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 1
  Page: 34
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 1, p. 34,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:



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