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Record Number: 17330


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Martineau to Elizabeth Barrett, 11 July 1844: 'I read Tennyson with deep & high delight, yet with the mournful feeling that his operation & immortality must be restricted by the want of simplicity wh. is the curse of our poets now-a- days. None can live who do not speak out clear & substantial, well-rounded thoughts in the most lucid & direct expression. Scarcely one does this, -- & for want of it I do fear none will live.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 11 Jul 1844

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Unitarian

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:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

poetry

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17330

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

9

Page:

47

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1991), 9, p. 47, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17330, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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