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Record Number: 3400


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

In Retrospect of an Unimportant Life (1934), the Bishop of Durham Herbert Hensley Henson reminisced about Browning's "A Death in the Desert": 'Sixty years have passed since first I read it at Oxford, and then it seemed to me convincing and consoling ... To-day I find myself unable to discover any conclusion better fitted to satisfy Christian thought ...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1874

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oxford

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:

Herbert Hensley Henson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

Student

Religion:

Anglican

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:

Robert Browning

Title:

A Death in the Desert

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3400

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

209

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 209, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3400, accessed: 23 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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