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Record Number: 25782


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I began the "Poissons" regularly; pretty hard work; finished "Kenilworth". I think Amy deserved her fate, she is unworthy of being one of Scott's heroines. The book wants both a hero and a heroine, for Tressilian, who is unsuccessful in almost all he does, is too unlucky. Leicester too vacillating. Raleigh and Elizabeth have more of the interest, or of claim to it at least.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Sep 1841

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Leamington

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 Ruskin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Feb 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

art critic and social critic

Religion:

Church of England (evangelical)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Kenilworth: a romance

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25782

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Joan Evans

Title:

The diaries of John Ruskin

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1956

Vol:

1

Page:

211

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Ruskin, Joan Evans (ed.), The diaries of John Ruskin (Oxford, 1956), 1, p. 211, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25782, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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