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Record 22996

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From Hallam Tennyson's account 'Of My Father's Illness': 'During our cruise [on The Sunbeam, Lord Brassey's yacht] my father drew upon his wonderful memory for some of his endless stories: Of [mentions various stories] [...] Of Hallam (the historian) saying to him, "I have tried to read Carlyle's French Revolution, but cannot get on, the style is so abominable."'
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:Henry Hallam
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1777
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
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: Thomas Carlyle
Title: The French Revolution
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22996  
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: 355
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 355, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22996, accessed: 31 January 2023

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