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Record 17031

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 27 November 1842: 'I have just done reading a romance of Frederick Soulie's which begins with a violation & a murder, & ends consistently with a murder & a violation, -- the hero who is the agent of this "just proportion" being shut up at last & starved in a premature coffin, after having his eyelids neatly sowed [sic] up by the fair fingers of his lady-love.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1842 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: Frederic Soulie
Title: unknown
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17031  
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: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:

Source eds unable positively to identify text read, but suggest that it was probably Soulie's Memoires du Diable (1838); see p.182 n.10.



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