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Record Number: 23479


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Alfred Tennyson's letter-diary to his family (1868): 'Nov. 21st. Browning read his Preface to us last night, full of strange vigour and remarkable in many ways; doubtful whether it can ever be popular.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

20 Nov 1868

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
specific address: The Hollies, Clapham Common

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:

Robert Browning

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Included Alfred Tennyson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

Preface, The Ring and the Book

Genre:

History, Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23479

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:

59

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by his Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 59, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23479, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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