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Record 17333

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 22 July 1844: 'I have been reading for the second time, that interesting memoir of Mrs Hemans by Mr Chorley -- full of interest certainly. Still I stand by my position, that she was too conventionally a [italics]lady[end italics], to be a great poetess [...] I took up Blanchard's memoir of LEL just after Mr Chorley's book, & was struck by an undeniable vulgarity spreading all the way through it, in obvious contrast to the refinement of the other work.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1844 and 22 Jul 1844
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: Samuel Laman Blanchard
Title: Life and Literary Remains of L.E.L.
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1841
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17333  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: 9
  Page: 62
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1991), 9, p. 62,, accessed: 08 December 2023

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