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Record 19630

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford, 13 December 1850: 'As to "In Memoriam," I have seen it, I have read it, .. dear Mr [John] Kenyon had the goodness to send it to me [...] the book has gone to my heart & soul [...] All I wish away, is the marriage hymn at the end, & [italics]that[end italics], for every reason I wish away -- it's a discord in the music. The monotony is a part of the position -- the sea is monotonous, & so is lasting grief [...] So the effect of the book is artistic & true, I think'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1850 and 13 Dec 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:Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
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: Alfred Tennyson
Title: In Memoriam
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1850
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19630  
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: 246
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 2007), 16, p. 246,, accessed: 01 July 2022

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