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Record 19458

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 2 May 1845: 'I have found [...] the continuation of David Sichard [novel by Balzac] [...] It is "Esther" in two volumes, & to all appearance full of life, & interest, & most atrocious wickedness, .. to judge from the first two chapters'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1845 and 2 May 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: Esther, ou les Amours d'un vieux banquier
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1843
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19458  
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: 193
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 193,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

Text also known as Splendeurs et Miseres des Courtisanes; see p.195 n.10 in source.



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