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Record 17340

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 16 September 1844: 'The first book of Balzac's I ever read, disgusted me so, that I vowed to read no more of him, -- & it was by a mere accident that he met me again & overcame me. That first book was his "Veille [sic] fille," which I still think a prodigy of noisomeness.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1836 and 3 Sep 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: Honore de Balzac
Title: La Vieille Fille
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1836.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17340  
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: 138
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1991), 9, p. 138,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:



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