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Record Number: 4733


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Mary Stocks (b. 1891) recorded how her Aunt Tiddy made great efforts to preserve her and her siblings from 'indelicacy' [quotes from Stocks's account of how one of the poems read aloud by aunt included Tennyson, 'The Revenge', in her text of which the aunt covered the word 'womb' with a strip of paper]: 'My family still cherishes the tattered volume of Tennyson showing the marks from which the strip was surreptitiously removed by us to satify a curiosity very natural in the young.'"

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

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:

Reading Group:

Mary Stocks and siblings

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

poems including The Revenge

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

4733

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:

214

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 214, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4733, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Mary Stocks, My Commonplace Book (1970) 12.

   
   
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