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Record 19180

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 5 March 1845: 'I am in the midst of "La Femme superieure." [sic] The truth of this work & the subtlety & deepness of the [italics]life[end italics] in it .. for I will not call it portraiture, .. are wonderful -- but certainly it justifies the attribute of heaviness & slowness we talked of the other day [goes on to remark, as apparently Mitford has also done, upon importance attached by Balzac to details of costume].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Feb 1845 and 5 Mar 1845
Country: unknown
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:

Reader:Elizabeth Barrett
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: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Honore de Balzac
Title: La Femme superieur
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19180  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1992
  Vol: 10
  Page: 109
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 109,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:



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