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Record 17128

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 21 March 1843: 'Notwithstanding my admiration of Bulwer, I had the hardest & most laborious work passing through his "Last of the Barons" (May it be the last of his romances wrought after such a fashion!) [...] There are threads of golden beauty [...] the sub-stuff being strong, & stiff, & useful -- very good stout history [...] but as for romance & poetic Art, the Goddess of useful knowledge has set her face against them.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1843 and 21 Mar 1843
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: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Title: The Last of the Barons
Genre: Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1843
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17128  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1989
  Vol: 7
  Page: 15
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 15,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:



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