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Record Number: 12187


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In June, a three-volume novel titled "Circe's Lovers" appeared, written by Leith Derwent (the pseudonym of John Veitch), a friend of Osborne. Interested in this novelist principally because Osborne knew him, Arthur wrote a lengthy letter to his friend praising the novel as "a very clever book... powerfully and thrillingly written" but "too sensational" for his taste.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1883 and 13 Jul 1883

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:

Arthur Symons

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Feb 1865

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

preacher's son, later poet

Religion:

Wesleyan, later none

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Leith Derwent [pseud.]

Title:

Circe's Lovers

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12187

Source:

Print

Author:

Karl Beckson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Arthur Symons. A Life

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

19-20

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Karl Beckson, Arthur Symons. A Life (Oxford, 1987), p. 19-20, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12187, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation taken from a 13th July 1883 letter to Osborne held at Princeton

   
   
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