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Record Number: 9374


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Brooks loved literature, and during their long walks together he introduced Willie to the most important contemporary English writers: the theological works of Cardinal Newman, the witty novels of George Meredith, the "Imaginary Portraits" of Pater, the rapturous poetry of Swinburne and Fitzgerald's sensual translation of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1891

Country:

unknown

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:

John Ellingham Brooks

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1864

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

lawyer / writer (year of birth poss. 1863)

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9374

Source:

Print

Author:

Jeffrey Meyers

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Somerset Maugham

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

2004

Vol:

n/a

Page:

24

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jeffrey Meyers, Somerset Maugham (New York, 2004), p. 24, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9374, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

introduced these works to Somerset Maugham so one assumes he read them too

   
   
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