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Record 21987

Reading Experience:

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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Bunsen
Title: work on Bible
Genre: Bible, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21987  
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,, accessed: 08 December 2023

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