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Record Number: 4701


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Joan Evans, "Prelude and Fugue: An Autobiography" (1964): 'One of my few conscious naughtinesses after I had attained the age of perception was to steal into the drawing-room, when I knew my parents were safe in London, open the [book]case, and take deep delicious draughts of verse. Tennyson and Matthew Arnold were all the sweeter for being read in secret' (p.17).'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 22 Jun 1893 and 31 Dec 1899

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: drawing-room

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:

Joan Evans

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Jun 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer and Academic

Religion:

n/a

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

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

4701

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:

210

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 210, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4701, accessed: 17 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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