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Record Number: 21824


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'During the winter evenings of 1855 my father would translate the Odyssey aloud into Biblical prose for my mother, who writes, "Thus I get as much as it is possible to have of the true spirit of the original."'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1855 and 31 Dec 1855

Country:

England

Time

evening

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:

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

Emily Tennyson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Homer

Title:

The Odyssey

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In reader's own translation

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21824

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:

413

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 413, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21824, accessed: 26 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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