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Record 3651

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter B 23 - Postmark 15/10/1858 - "Cease reading my books for the present - there are a thousand as good - and many better. Read Aubrey de Vere's if you like - there's plenty of enthusiasm in them of the kind you like."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: Probably England, but reader travelled extensively
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:John Ruskin
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Feb 1819
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer and art critic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Probably England, but reader travelled extensively
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Aubrey Thomas de Vere
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry, Crafts
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3651  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Virginia Surtees
  Title: Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 98
  Additional comments: From the editor's footnote: "Aubrey Thomas de Vere (1814-1902)..., whose poetic vision, tinged with a love of chivalry and romance, was founded on religious themes." From letter to Anna Blunden (15/10/1858).

Citation: John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 98, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3651, accessed: 16 July 2019

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