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Record 17645

Reading Experience:

Mary Russell Mitford to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, letter postmarked 2 October 1847: 'The most interesting [book] that I have read for many years is Lamartine's Histoire des Girondins [...] Even at the Palace where they read so little they are all devouring those eloquent Volumes -- the Queen & all. I would not have believed that Lamartine's prose could be so fine -- but the prose of poets is often finer than their verse [...] The Author does injustice to Napoleon I think, & is over candid to Robespierre & many of the other Revolutionary Heroes -- so that one wonders sometimes [italics]who[end italics] was guilty -- but still the book is charming.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1847 and 2 Oct 1847
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:

Reading Group:Queen Victoria and Royal Household
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: various
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: various
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alphonse Lamartine
Title: Histoire des Girondins
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: March 1847
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17645  
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: 314
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1998), 14, p. 314,, accessed: 31 March 2023

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