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Record 17030

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 27 November 1842: ''Have you observed what I have observed [...] that Charles Dickens has meditated deeply & not without advantage upon Victor Hugo, -- and that some of his very finest things .. (all for instance of the Jew's condemnation-hours in Oliver Twist) .. are taken from Victor Hugo, .. "Les derniers jours d'un condamne" & passim? I admire Boz very absolutely & gratefully [...] but my sense of his power & genius grew grey & weak [...] with reading Hugo.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 31 Dec 1837 and 27 Nov 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 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: Victor Hugo
Title: Les derniers jours d'un condamne
Genre: Unknown, Crime
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17030  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: 6
  Page: 180
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 180,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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