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Record 16546

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Theodosia Garrow, md-August 1839: 'I was too tired upon my return from the [italics]voyage[end italics] [water excursion] yesterday, to do more than feel very pleased & honored too, by Mr Landor's gift. Thank you for conveying it to me [...] The Admiral's daughter is the second of the "[italics]Two old men's tales[end italics]". I read it upon its publication several years ago, & was much struck with its passion & intensity'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1834 and 16 Aug 1839
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: 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: anon
Title: Two Old Men's Tales: The Deformed, and The Admiral's Daughter
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1834
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16546  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: 4
  Page: 189
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 189,, accessed: 31 January 2023

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