Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 19609

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Arabella Moulton-Barrett, 12 March 1850: 'Robert is reading "the Caxtons" & is much pleased with the book. [italics]I[end italics] am reading "Shirley", and am interested -- only it does not seem to me equally suggestive of power (so far) with Jane Eyre.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Feb 1850 and 12 Feb 1850
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Florence
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:Robert Browning
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 May 1812
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
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: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Title: The Caxtons. A Family Picture
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1849
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19609  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 2007
  Vol: 16
  Page: 81-82;81
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 2007), 16, p. 81-82;81,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)