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Record 19441

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 25 March 1845: 'Read George Sand's "Jeanne". It is full of beauty, of profound beauty & significance, .. & is pure besides [...] though the heroine is somewhat too divinely idiotic, -- of a stupidity, a little too gross. And yet I am scarcely sure now, .. although I felt so when I was reading the book -- it is a noble & singular conception, & gives proof of what may be called an heroic imagination.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1845 and 25 Mar 1845
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:

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


Text Being Read:

Author: George Sand
Title: Jeanne
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19441  
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: 138
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 138,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:



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