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Record 18181

Reading Experience:

[Helen Roothman] 'brought Edith new poetry too - the French symbolists, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Baudelaire - to enlarge her own rapt readings of Swinburne, William Morris, Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Yeats'.
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1903
Country: England
Time: afternoon
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: William Shakespeare
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18181  
Source - Print  
  Author: Victoria Glendinning
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Edith Sitwell. A Unicorn Among Lions
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1981
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 32
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Victoria Glendinning, Edith Sitwell. A Unicorn Among Lions (London, 1981), p. 32,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:



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