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Record Number: 21227


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Alfred Tennyson's] grandmother, the sister of the Reverend Samuel Turner, would assert: "Alfred's poetry all comes from me." My father remembered her reading to him, when a boy, "The Prisoner of Chillon" very tenderly.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 6 Aug 1809 and 31 Dec 1827

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:

Mary Turner

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1753

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Alfred Tennyson (b.1809)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

The Prisoner of Chillon

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21227

Source:

Print

Author:

Hallam Tennyson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1897

Vol:

1

Page:

12

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 12, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21227, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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