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Record 16998

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to John Kenyon, 15 May 1842: 'I ought to be thanking you for your great kindness about this divine Tennyson [...] But notwithstanding the poetry of the novelties -- & you will observe that his two preceding volumes (only one of which I had seen before .. having enquired for the other vainly) are included in these two, -- nothing appears to me quite equal to Oenone [...] That is not said in disparagement of the last, but in admiration of the first. There is in fact more thought, more bare brave working of the intellect in the later poems, even if we miss some of the high ideality, & the music that goes with it, of the older ones.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1842 and 15 May 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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 May 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: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1842
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16998  
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: 348
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 348,, accessed: 01 July 2022

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