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Record 16726

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 2 July 1841: 'Before I forget again .. have you looked into the "History of a flirt"? The name may daunt you -- but the writer "leans to Miss Austen's side" [...] There is nothing high toned or passionate -- & supposing you safely over the monotony of the subject & the odiousness of the heroine, it may not prove heavy reading for your evenings [...] It did indeed strike me as one of the very best domestic novels which have fallen upon these evil days.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 2 Jul 1841
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: Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury
Title: The History of a Flirt: Related by Herself
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1840
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16726  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: 5
  Page: 72
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 72,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:



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