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Record Number: 21829


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This summer [1857] the tour was to Manchester, Coniston, Inverary Castle, and Carstairs (the home of my father's college friend Monteith). On this journey he read aloud Tom Brown's School-Days to my mother, enjoying it thoroughly.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 May 1857 and 30 Sep 1857

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:

Alfred Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

9 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:

Thomas Hughes

Title:

Tom Brown's Schooldays

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1857

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21829

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:

421

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 421, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21829, accessed: 31 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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