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Record 3662

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter H 21 - 12/11/1855 - "-The common - pretty - timid - mistletoe bought kind of kiss was not what Dante meant. Rossetti has thoroughly understood the passage throughout. You will see that in the first of the series it is really not Francesca's fault. She is nearly fainting and cannot help it."
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: Probably Britain, 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 Britain, but reader travelled extensively
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Dante Alighieri
Title: Inferno
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3662  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Virginia Surtees
  Title: Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 173
  Additional comments: From a letter to Ellen Heaton (12/11/1855).

Citation: John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 173, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3662, accessed: 24 June 2019

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