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Record Number: 21485


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Tennyson's journal of 1855: 'October 1st. [...] I read "Maud" to five or six people at the Brownings (on Sept. 28th).'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

28 Sep 1855

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
specific address

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:

Alfred Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Aug 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and 4-5 others.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

Maud

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21485

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:

390

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 390, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21485, accessed: 01 April 2023


Additional Comments:

On same page in source, author reproduces a letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Emily Tennyson, in which she describes Tennyson as 'helping the effect of the poetry by the personality'.

   
   
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