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Record 17634

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford, 8 February 1847: 'The "Siecle" has for a feuilleton a new romance of Soulie's called "Saturnin Fichet," which is really not good .. & tiresome to boot. Robert & I began by each of us reading it, but after a little while he left me alone being certain that no good could come of such a work: so, of course, ever since, I have been exclaiming & exclaiming as to the wonderful improvement & increasing beauty & glory of it, .. just to justify myself, & to make him sorry for not having persevered! The truth is, however, that but for obstinacy, I should give up too. Deplorably dull, the story is, .. & there is a crowd of people each more indifferent than each'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 16 Dec 1846 and 8 Feb 1847
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Pisa
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 Browning
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: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Frederic Soulie
Title: Les Aventures de Saturnin Fichet ou la Conspiration de la Rouarie
Genre: Fiction, Literature
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: Serialised in Le Siecle, 16 December 1846 - 8 May 1847
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 17634  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: 14
  Page: 116
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1998), 14, p. 116,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:



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