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Record 22094

Reading Experience:

'May 3rd. [1866] After dinner the Upper Sixth came in, and at their petition [Tennyson] read "Guinevere," refusing however enthronement in a large arm-chair, and asserting it was "too conspicuous."'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 3 May 1866
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Marlborough
county: Wiltshire
specific address: Marlborough College
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)
Sixth-form pupils at Marlborough College.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

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


Source Information:

Record ID: 22094  
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: 2
  Page: 35
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 35,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

Tennyson's son Hallam a pupil at Marlborough College.



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