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Record 17637

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford, 8 February 1847: 'Robert is a warm admirer of Balzac & has read most of his books [...] we read together the other day the "Rouge et Noir", that powerful book of Stendhal's ([Marie Henri] Bayle [sic]) & he thought it very striking, & observed, .. what I had thought from the first again & again, .. that it was exactly like Balzac [italics]in the raw[end italics] .. in the material, .. & undevelopped [sic] conception. What a book it is really,only so full of pain & bitterness, & the gall of iniquity!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1847 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:

Reading Group:Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writers
Religion: various
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: Stendhal
Title: Le Rouge et le noir
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1831
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17637  
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: 116-117
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1998), 14, p. 116-117,, accessed: 19 June 2024

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