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Record 23479

Reading Experience:

From Alfred Tennyson's letter-diary to his family (1868): 'Nov. 21st. Browning read his Preface to us last night, full of strange vigour and remarkable in many ways; doubtful whether it can ever be popular.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 20 Nov 1868
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: The Hollies, Clapham Common
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:Robert Browning
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1812
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)
Included Alfred Tennyson
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Browning
Title: Preface, The Ring and the Book
Genre: History, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23479  
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: 59
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by his Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 59,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:



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