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Record 19284

Reading Experience:

'my beautiful Vita Nuova, which only came yesterday, but which was more identified with [italics] you [end italics] and Italy than anything else; & which I so wished to have of my own, & in print, ever since you let me read it in MS. Thank you so [italics] very [end italics] much for it. I do so value it.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 5 Apr 1860
Country: Italy
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 Cleghorn Gaskell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Sep 1810
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer and clergyman's wife
Religion: Unitarian
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 Eliot Norton
Title: New Life of Dante, An Essay with Translations
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: published in 1859
Provenance: read in situ
read whilst in Italy


Source Information:

Record ID: 19284  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  Editor: J.A.V. Chapple
  Title: Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The
  Place of Publication: Manchester
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 607
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 607,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Charles Eliot Norton



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