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Record Number: 22995


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Hallam Tennyson's account 'Of My Father's Illness': 'Jan. 29th. [1889] Read the Vision of Er. He pitied Ardiaeus and said, "That is eternal hell which I do not believe." I read to him some of Book II. of the Republic.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

29 Jan 1889

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Isle of Wight
specific address: Farringford

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:

Hallam Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1852

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Alfred Tennyson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Plato

Title:

Republic (Book II)

Genre:

Classics, Essays / Criticism, Politics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22995

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:

352-353

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 352-353, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22995, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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