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Record 3928

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The retired Governor of Madras Sir Mountstuart Grant Duff, to whom Mrs [Humphry] Ward read extracts from "Robert Elsmere "before it was published, was arrested by the novel's passages of "extraordinary power"...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:Mrs Humphry Ward
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 11 Jun 1851
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: Tasmania
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Sir Mountstuart Grant Duff
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Mary Augusta Ward
Title: Robert Elsmere
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text:
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3928  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philip Waller
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 1033
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 1033, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3928, accessed: 06 December 2019

Additional comments:

Quotation from Sir Mountstuart Grant Duff, Notes from a Diary 2:26 (entry for 10 February 1888).

 

 

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