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Record Number: 22996


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Hallam Tennyson's account 'Of My Father's Illness': 'During our cruise [on The Sunbeam, Lord Brassey's yacht] my father drew upon his wonderful memory for some of his endless stories: Of [mentions various stories] [...] Of Hallam (the historian) saying to him, "I have tried to read Carlyle's French Revolution, but cannot get on, the style is so abominable."'

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:

Henry Hallam

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1777

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

The French Revolution

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22996

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:

355

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 355, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22996, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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