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Record 18179

Reading Experience:

[her governess Helen Roothman] 'introduced Edith to the works of Verlaine, Rimbaud and Mallarme. Though Edith had had a taste for Baudelaire through Swinburne's translations of the author of "Les Fleurs du mal", she found her governess' favorites even more to her liking'.
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1903
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Derbyshire
specific address: Renishaw Hall
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:Edith Sitwell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 7 Sep 1887
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: later writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Baudelaire
Title: Les fleurs du mal
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: translated into English by Swinburne
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18179  
Source - Print  
  Author: G.A. Cevasco
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell
  Place of Publication: Boston
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: G.A. Cevasco, The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell (Boston, 1987), p. 7,, accessed: 02 December 2023

Additional comments:



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