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Record 22024

Reading Experience:

The Crown Princess of Prussia to Alfred Tennyson, 23 February 1862: 'The first time I ever heard the "Idylls of the King" was last year, when I found both the Queen and Prince quite in raptures about them. The first bit I ever heard was the end of "Guinevere," the last two or three pages: the Prince read them to me, and I shall never forget the impression it made upon me hearing those grand and simple words in his voice!'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1861 and 31 Dec 1861
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:Prince Albert
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1819
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Prince Consort to Queen Victoria
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Bavaria
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Crown Princess of Prussia
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Guinevere
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Idylls of the King
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22024  
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: 481
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 481,, accessed: 25 June 2022

Additional comments:



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