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Record Number: 3427


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"In the early 1870s Browning frequently dined at the Chelsea home of the newly married Sir Charles Dilke. In 1872 he read there Red Cotton Nightcap Country (1873) -- 'at his own request'"

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1872

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

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:

Red Cotton Nightcap Country

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3427

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:

364

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 364, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3427, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Stephen Gwynn and Gertrude M. Tuckwell, The LIfe of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Dilke, Bart. M.P. (2 vols, 1917) 1:160.

   
   
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