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Record Number: 404


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My eldest brother was one day making disparaging remarks about Tennyson. My mother, all agitated in defence of her idol, fetched his poems from the shelf, and with a "Listen now, children" began to declaim "Locksley Hall". When she reached "I to herd with narrow foreheads" she burst out, flinging down the book, "What awful rubbish this is!"'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

daytime

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:

Mary Thomas

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Housewife

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Reader's children


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

Locksley Hall

Genre:

Poetry, Y

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

404

Source:

Print

Author:

M. V. Hughes

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A London Family 1870-1900

Place of Publication:

London, New York, Toronto

Date of Publication:

1946

Vol:

n/a

Page:

7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

M. V. Hughes, A London Family 1870-1900 (London, New York, Toronto, 1946), p. 7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=404, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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