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Record 21986

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Benjamin Jowett to Alfred Tennyson [1858]: 'I have great pleasure in sending some books which I hope you will accept, the best books in the world (except the Bible), Homer and Plato [...] I have added two or three other books which I thought you might like to see, the translation of the Vedas as a specimen of the oldest thing in the world, Hegel's Philosophy of History, whiich is just "the increasing purpose that through the ages runs" buried under a heap of categories. If you care to look at it will you turn to the pages I have marked at the beginning? It is a favourite book of mine [...] I also send you the latest and best work on Mythology, and Bunsen's new Bibelbuch, which, from the little I have read, seems to be an interesting and valuable introduction to Scripture.'
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
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:

Reader:Benjamin Jowett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1817
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Regius Professor of Greek, Oxford
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Hegel
Title: Philosophy of History
Genre: History, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21986  
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: 425
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by his Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 425, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21986, accessed: 03 July 2022

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