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Record 17341

Reading Experience:

Harriet Martineau to Elizabeth Barrett, 16 September 1844: 'You have been in my mind, & your vols -- or one at a time, while the other was out, -- open before me daily, & many times in a day [...] I saw at once -- in cutting the leaves -- that you had made an immense advance on the former volume [goes on to note various shorter pieces] [...] Lady Geraldine is glorious. I was [italics]swept[end italics] through it [continues with further, detailed criticism of whole collection].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 13 Aug 1844 and 16 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:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Unitarian
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: Elizabeth Barrett
Title: Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1844
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17341  
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: 140-141
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1991), 9, p. 140-141,, accessed: 20 February 2024

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