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Record Number: 22808


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Edward Fitzgerald to Alfred Tennyson, 30 December 1876: 'Here I have a book of old Spanish Romances familiar to Don Quixote and Sancho. I shall write you out a [italics]rather[end italics] pretty one which I read yesterday [...] There is not much in it, if you take the time to construe; but I like the lady with her old husband partner, managing to address the young Count, perhaps as she passes him in the dance, bit by bit as the figure brings her round again.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

29 Dec 1876

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Suffolk

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:

Edward Fitzgerald

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 Mar 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

'old Spanish Romances'

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22808

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:

192

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 192, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22808, accessed: 17 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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