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Record 16329

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 9 June 1832: 'I have been reading thro' the eight first chapters of Genesis in Hebrew [...] As I knew the character[s] or something of the grammar before, I have not been fagging hard -- or indeed [italics]at all[end italics] -- for Papa would not let me do so. Instead of fagging, I have read Corinne for the third time, & admired it more than ever. It is an immortal book, & deserves to be read three score & ten times.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1832 and 9 Jun 1832
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: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
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: Germaine de Stael
Title: Corinne, ou L'Italie
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16329  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: 3
  Page: 25
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 25,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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