Robert Elsmere

Reading experience

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Robert Elsmere

Reading experience
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Evidence

"The book [""Robert Elsmere""] had moved him [Gladstone] prfoundly and he felt impelled to combat the all too dangerous conclusions to which it pointed. ""Mamma and I"", he wrote to his daughter in March, ""are each of us still separately engaged in a death grapple with ""Robert Elsmere"". I complained of some of the novels you gave me to read as too stiff, but they are nothing to this. It is wholly out of the common order. At present I regard with doubt and dread the idea of doing anything on it, but cannot yet be sure whether your observations will be verified or not. In any case it is a tremendous book"". And to Lord Acton he wrote: ""It is not far from twice the length of an ordinary novel; and the labour and effort of reading it all, I should say, sixfold; while one could no more stop in it than in reading Thucydides""."

Source

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Notes


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Accessed on 2020/10/21 08:01:03

Related place
England
Related people
Gladstone, William
Related text or manuscript
The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward
Related place
England
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Robert Elsmere

Reading experience
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Evidence

"The book [""Robert Elsmere""] had moved him [Gladstone] prfoundly and he felt impelled to combat the all too dangerous conclusions to which it pointed. ""Mamma and I"", he wrote to his daughter in March, ""are each of us still separately engaged in a death grapple with ""Robert Elsmere"". I complained of some of the novels you gave me to read as too stiff, but they are nothing to this. It is wholly out of the common order. At present I regard with doubt and dread the idea of doing anything on it, but cannot yet be sure whether your observations will be verified or not. In any case it is a tremendous book"". And to Lord Acton he wrote: ""It is not far from twice the length of an ordinary novel; and the labour and effort of reading it all, I should say, sixfold; while one could no more stop in it than in reading Thucydides""."

Source

The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
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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 Life of Mrs Humphry Ward
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/83046
Accessed on 2020/10/21 08:01:03

Related place
England
Related people
Gladstone, William
Related text or manuscript
The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward
Related place
England
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