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Record 16722

Reading Experience:

'i have read Bulwer's "Rienzi" and yours also. I always thought your tragedy the best of your works, and I think so still. It is a glorious thing. I like Bulwer's too, very much, but unless there were historical ground for the love between a Colonna and the family of Rienzi, he has injured his work by the introduction. It is so palpably an imitation of the tragedy and with much less effect...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 4 Feb 1836
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city
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:Mary Howitt
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Mar 1799
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Author
Religion: unknown
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: Edward Bulwer Lytton
Title: Rienzi
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16722  
Source - Print  
  Author: A.G. L'Estrange
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1882
  Vol: 1
  Page: 306-7
  Additional comments: Letter from Mary Howitt to Miss Mitford, Nottingham, February 4, 1836

Citation: A.G. L'Estrange, The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford (London, 1882), 1, p. 306-7,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:



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