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Record 16868

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 5 March 1842: 'I had two volumes of Euripedes [sic] with me in Devonshire -- & have read him as well as Aeschylus & Sophocles [...] both before & since I went there. You know I have gone through every line of the three tragedians, long ago, in the way of regular, consecutive reading. 'You know also that I had at different times read different dialogues of Plato: but when three years ago, & a few months previous to my leaving home, I became possessed of a complete edition of his works edited by Bekker, why then I began with the first volume & went through the whole of his writings [...] one after another, -- & have at this time read all that is properly attributed to Plato, but even those dialogues & epistles which pass falsely under his name, -- everything except two books I think, or three, of that treatise "De legibus" which I shall finish in a week or two'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1832 and 5 Mar 1842
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 Unknown
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: Aeschylus
Title: plays
Genre: Classics, Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16868  
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: 256
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 256,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:



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