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Record 16566

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, late January 1840: 'Have you seen Mrs Gore & Mrs Trollope in their late avatars? "Preferment", with an undeniable cleverness, is dull & heavy [...] As to "One fault", with neither dulness nor heaviness, the book seems to [italics]me[end italics] far less clever than Mrs Trollope's books generally or always are [goes on to discuss aspects of this text, including plot, further]'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Jan 1840
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Torquay
county: Devonshire
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: Frances Trollope
Title: One Fault. A Novel
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 3 vols, 1840
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16566  
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: 230
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 230,, accessed: 20 May 2024

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