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Record Number: 23111


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

John Tyndall to Hallam Tennyson (1893): 'It may be worth while to mention here how I first made the acquaintance of "Maud." Rachel had come to the Haymarket Theatre, for a few representations, and I, anxious to see and hear the great actress, engaged a stall. I had picked up "Maud" at a bookseller's in Piccadilly as I went to the theatre [...] I had read several pages before the play began. I read between the acts, lowering the book to catch sufficient light from the stage. Once I went out, and walked to and fro between St James's Square and the theatre, still reading. Before I reached my lodgings I had finished the poem. I thought it true, strong and beautiful'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 31 Dec 1865

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
other location: Street/s between St James's Square and Haymarket Theatre

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:

John Tyndall

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1820

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Scientist

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

Maud

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23111

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:

476

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 476, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23111, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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