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Record 21485

Reading Experience:

From Tennyson's journal of 1855: 'October 1st. [...] I read "Maud" to five or six people at the Brownings (on Sept. 28th).'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 28 Sep 1855
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address
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:Alfred Tennyson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Aug 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and 4-5 others.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Maud
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21485  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hallam Tennyson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1897
  Vol: 1
  Page: 390
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 390,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

On same page in source, author reproduces a letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Emily Tennyson, in which she describes Tennyson as 'helping the effect of the poetry by the personality'.



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