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Record 17666

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford, 30 April 1847: 'At Pisa, Robert read to me while I was ill [following miscarriage], & partly by being read to & partly by reading I got through a good deal of amusing French book-work, & among the rest, two volumes of Bernard's new ["]Gentilhomme Campagnard." Rather dull I thought it, but clever of course -- dull for Bernard. Then we read "Le Speronare" by Dumas -- a delightful book of travels.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1847 and 20 Apr 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:Eliazbeth 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: Charles de Bernard
Title: Le Gentilhomme campagnard
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 6 vols, 1847
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17666  
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: 183
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1998), 14, p. 183,, accessed: 13 June 2024

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