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Record Number: 2733


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Daughter of the editor father, [Rose Macaulay] was given a copy of the complete works of Tennyson when she was eight and remembers knowing it "practically by heart"... Shelley, too, she found "an intoxicant". A coplete works of Shelley joined her Tennyson a year later, starting a fascination with the poet which she remembers in a letter to Gilbert Murray in January 1945: "I, like you, read Shelley's Prometheus very young... I was entirely carried away by it; as I was, indeed, by all Shelley... Of course, I didn't understand all Prometheus; but enough to be fascinated".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1889 and 31 Dec 1890

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: village of Varazze

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:

Rose Macaulay

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1881

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later a writer

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

2733

Source:

Print

Author:

Alice Crawford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay

Place of Publication:

Madison

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

160-61

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Alice Crawford, Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay (Madison, 1995), p. 160-61, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2733, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

See letter ERM16[52] in papers of Emilie Rose MacAulay at Trinity College, Cambridge

   
   
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