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Record 17659

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Anna Brownell Jameson, mid-December 1847: 'We are going through some of old Sacchetti's novelets now: characteristic work for Florence, if somewhat dull elsewhere [...] We got a newly printed addition to Savonarola's poems the other day -- very flat & cold -- they did not catch fire when he was burnt. The most poetic thing in the book, is his face on the first page, with that eager, devouring soul in the eyes of it.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1847 and 31 Dec 1847
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Florence
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: Savonarola
Title: Poesie di Ieronimo Savonarola illustrate e pubblicate per cura di Andin de Rians
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Florence, 1847
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17659  
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: 344
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1998), 14, p. 344,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:



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