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Record Number: 3922


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thomas Hardy to Sir George Douglas, 3 March 1898: "'[Stephen Phillips's] Poems was strongly recommended to me, & I bought him, but ... am bound to say that I was woefully disappointed on reading his book'."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1897 and 1898

Country:

n/a

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:

Thomas Hardy

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1840

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Stephen Phillips

Title:

Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3922

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:

1023

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 1023, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3922, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Richard Little Purdy and Michael Millgate, eds., The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy 2:188.

   
   
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