Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 3665

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter H 25, Late November 1855 - "-Fancy my endorsing the Athenaeum! Every word in that Athenaeum critique I agree with - for I am very stupid in making things out in poetry; and that Men & Women is to me simply a set of 50 Conundrums, of the most amazing and tormenting kind."
Century: 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 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: 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:
Title: The Athenaeum
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 17/11/1855, pp. 1327-8
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3665  
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: 177-8
  Additional comments: From the editor's footnote: "Robert Browning's Men and Women had been published on 17/11/1855, and reviewed on the same day in the Athenaeum (pp. 1327-8).

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. 177-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3665, accessed: 19 November 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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