Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 3660

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter H53, January 1857 "But I think if you read Anderson carefully, you will feel how pointed, neat and concise he is in comparison. How unexpected also are most of his turns. The conceit of the different personages is nearly all that is amusing here" (referring to one of Miss Heaton's tales)"and you will find Anderson has worked that point thoroughly in the 'darning needle' and the hen and the can in the ugly duck &c."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1852 and Jan 1857
Country: Britain and extended tours in mainland Europe
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 Adult (18-100+)
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: Britain and extended tours in mainland Europe
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Title: Fairy legends and Tales
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3660  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Virginia Surtees
  Title: Sublime and InstructiveLetters 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: 197-8
  Additional comments: From a letter written in January 1857 to Ellen Heaton From Editor's footnote: "The Darning Needle; The Ugly Duckling; from Hans Andersen's Danish Fairy Legends and Tales (1852)"

Citation: John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and InstructiveLetters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton (London, 1972), p. 197-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3660, accessed: 24 September 2018

Additional comments:

 

 

Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)