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Record Number: 21986


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Benjamin Jowett to Alfred Tennyson [1858]: 'I have great pleasure in sending some books which I hope you will accept, the best books in the world (except the Bible), Homer and Plato [...] I have added two or three other books which I thought you might like to see, the translation of the Vedas as a specimen of the oldest thing in the world, Hegel's Philosophy of History, whiich is just "the increasing purpose that through the ages runs" buried under a heap of categories. If you care to look at it will you turn to the pages I have marked at the beginning? It is a favourite book of mine [...] I also send you the latest and best work on Mythology, and Bunsen's new Bibelbuch, which, from the little I have read, seems to be an interesting and valuable introduction to Scripture.'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Benjamin Jowett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1817

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Regius Professor of Greek, Oxford

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Hegel

Title:

Philosophy of History

Genre:

History, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21986

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:

425

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by his Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 425, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21986, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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