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Record 24102

Reading Experience:

'Matthew Arnold wrote from Wilton, the Pembrokes' house, a week before his death (which occurred on April 15), that he found all the guests there reading or intending to read it [Mrs Ward's Robert Elsmere], and added, "George Russell, who was staying at Ashton Clinton with Gladstone, says it is all true about his interest in the book. He talked of it incessantly and said he thought he should review it for Knowles".
Century: 1850-1899
Date: From: 1 Apr 1888
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Wilton, home of the Pembrokes
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:

Reading Group:guests at Wilton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Mary Augusta Ward
Title: Robert Elsmere
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24102  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Penrose Trevelyan
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1923
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 55
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Penrose Trevelyan, The Life of Mrs Humphry Ward (London, 1923), p. 55,, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:



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