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Record 16429

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrrett to Lady Margaret Cocks, 19 August 1837: 'I scarcely ever do anything -- in the way of [italics]business[end italics] I mean -- except writing [...] even the German has not been studied or looked at much -- except a few tragedies of Schiller's & Goethe's seen by glimpses. Of these, I like Jean better than Mary Stuart, & him of the Iron hand less than Egmont'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1837 and 19 Aug 1837
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: Writer
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: J. C. F. von Schiller
Title: Die Jungfrau von Orleans
Genre: Other religious, Drama, History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16429  
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: 275
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 275,, accessed: 21 July 2024

Additional comments:

Source eds note that 'Jean' 'presumably means Jeanne d'Arc, the subject of [...] Die Jungfrau von Orleans' (see p.276 n.2).



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