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Record Number: 20353


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'By the way do you like Maud. I cannot say I do. It strikes me that if John Smith or Bill Jones had written it, they would have been put into an asylum. There are only those two parts beginning "Oh that it were possible" and "I have lead her home, my love, my only friend" that are not like ravings of a lunatic it strikes me, and yet my friends the Sellars say they admire it more than anything he has written [...] By the way I admire Whittier very much, and am very grateful to you for introducing him to me.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1855 and 20 Jan 1858

Country:

Scotland

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:

Emily De Quincey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1833

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

part-time secretary for her father, Thomas De Quincey

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Thomas De Quincey's daughter



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

Maud

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20353

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Willard Hallam Bonner

Title:

De Quincey at Work

Place of Publication:

Buffalo, NY

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

33

Additional Comments:

Letter from Emily De Quincey to her father's American publisher James T. Fields dated January 20, 1858.

Citation:

Willard Hallam Bonner (ed.), De Quincey at Work (Buffalo, NY, 1936), p. 33, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20353, accessed: 16 April 2024


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