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Record Number: 4667


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

' ... [13-to-14-year-old Constance Maynard's] most intimate contact with reading .. took place ... in a secluded corner of the garden, where she haphazardly consumed Milton's sonnets, Cowper, Irving's Orations, and Tennyson ...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 19 Feb 1862 and 18 Feb 1864

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Hawkhurst
Kent

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:

Constance Maynard

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1849

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

poetry

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4667

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

201

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 201, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4667, accessed: 27 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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