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Record 17086

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 21 December 1842: 'Because I would not, [italics]could not[end italics] send you Leila a serpent book both for language-color & soul-slime & one which I could not read through for its vileness myself, .. I sent this Jacques, which seemed to me to stink less in the [italics]phrase[end italics], altho' the bearing & countenance & general moral tone are identically bad [...] Indiana, less revolting as a whole leans alike & with the bent of the author's peculiar womanhood, to the sensual & physical -- and yet that work does appear to me very brilliant & powerful, & eloquent beyond praising.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1841 and 21 Dec 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: George Sand
Title: Leila
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17086  
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: 233
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 233,, accessed: 23 June 2024

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