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Record Number: 3454


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Writing to his sister on 11 January 1892 ... [Walter Raleigh] declared: "I have been reading Christina Rossetti -- three or four of her poems, like those of her brother, make a cheap fool of [Robert] Browning ... I think she is the best poet alive."'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Jan 1892

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Walter Raleigh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Professor of Literature, Liverpool University

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Christina Rossetti

Title:

poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3454

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:

475

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 475, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3454, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Lady Raleigh, ed., The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh 1:164-6.

   
   
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