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Record 19443

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 5 April 1845: 'A most singular book of Eugene Sue's [sic] I have read lately, the whole front of which is directed against slave-emancipation & the part which England has played in it [...] The scene is laid in a sugar plantation in the West Indies, & the book, from its very imbecility, is worth your looking into -- Very weak it is, to be sure, -- & outrageously absurd -- and you will see at once that a philanthropist & liberal who advocates the slave-trade, can scarcely be [italics]thorough[end italics] & consistently cordial in free opinions.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1845 and 5 Apr 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: Frederic Soulie
Title: Le Bananier
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1843
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19443  
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: 150
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 150,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:



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