Modeste Mignon

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Modeste Mignon

Reading experience
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Evidence

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 20-21 January 1845: "I put down ""Modeste Mignon"" to take up your letter. I read my French abomination at breakfast & dinner & tea time, .. so as to forget myself & be delighted to find that I have eaten a little more than usual in my trance (deeper than mesmeric) & happy state of physical unconsciousness [...] And your first words [in letter] [...] are still of Mignon, Mignon. It is a decided case of flint to flint -- & of electricity by coincidence. "Well -- and I am delighted with the book just as you are [...] because charmed beyond the point of pleasure produced by mere artistic power in the writer. The truth is [...] that if I were to write my own autobiography, or rather, (much rather), if Balzac were to write it for me, he could not veritably have made it different from what he has written of Modeste. The ideal life of my youth was just [italics]that[end italics], .. line for line [goes on to comment further on text] [...] And that ""satiete par la pensee.""! -- [italics]There[end italics], lies the test of the morbidity -- for it is morbid -- it is dangerous! & worse romances than poor Modests"s is likely to be (I have only read a third of the book) might come of it [comments further on own and Mitford"s responses to text]".

Source

The Brownings' Correspondence

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Mitford, Mary Russell
Aged 58 [Experience in 1845, born in 1787]

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Notes


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England
Related people
Mitford, Mary Russell
Related text or manuscript
The Brownings' Correspondence
Related place
England
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Modeste Mignon

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-19170

Evidence

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 20-21 January 1845: "I put down ""Modeste Mignon"" to take up your letter. I read my French abomination at breakfast & dinner & tea time, .. so as to forget myself & be delighted to find that I have eaten a little more than usual in my trance (deeper than mesmeric) & happy state of physical unconsciousness [...] And your first words [in letter] [...] are still of Mignon, Mignon. It is a decided case of flint to flint -- & of electricity by coincidence. "Well -- and I am delighted with the book just as you are [...] because charmed beyond the point of pleasure produced by mere artistic power in the writer. The truth is [...] that if I were to write my own autobiography, or rather, (much rather), if Balzac were to write it for me, he could not veritably have made it different from what he has written of Modeste. The ideal life of my youth was just [italics]that[end italics], .. line for line [goes on to comment further on text] [...] And that ""satiete par la pensee.""! -- [italics]There[end italics], lies the test of the morbidity -- for it is morbid -- it is dangerous! & worse romances than poor Modests"s is likely to be (I have only read a third of the book) might come of it [comments further on own and Mitford"s responses to text]".

Source

The Brownings' Correspondence

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TFO02
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TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

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Mitford, Mary Russell
Aged 58 [Experience in 1845, born in 1787]

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EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes


How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Brownings' Correspondence
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Accessed on 2019/12/06 07:43:10

Related place
England
Related people
Mitford, Mary Russell
Related text or manuscript
The Brownings' Correspondence
Related place
England
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