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Record Number: 22634


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Emily Tennyson's Journal, 1869: 'Before the end of February A. had read me all "The Coming of Arthur" finished, and was reading at night Browning's "Ring and the Book" -- "Pompilia" and "Caponsacchi" are the finest parts.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1869 and 1 Mar 1869

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:

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:

n/a

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

Emily Tennyson.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

The Ring and the Book

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22634

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:

2

Page:

64

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22634, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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