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Record 8521

Reading Experience:

Felicia Hemans to John Murray, 26 February 1817, having just sent to him the MS of "Modern Greece": 'Had I been aware of the very limited taste for the Arts which you inform me is displayed by the Public, I should certainly have applied myself to some other subject; but having seen so many works advertised on Sculpture, painting, &c. I was naturally led to imagine the contrary'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1817 and 26 Feb 1817
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:Felicia Hemans
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Sep 1793
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
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:

Title: advertisements for books on the arts
Genre: Arts / architecture, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8521  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Susan J. Wolfson
  Title: Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials
  Place of Publication: Princeton
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 480
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Susan J. Wolfson (ed.), Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials (Princeton, 2000), p. 480,, accessed: 24 April 2024

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