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Record 2421

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'When he was finally exposed to Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel, [Robert Story] reeled from the shock of the new. Pope may have been too refined, but this, Story insisted, was "uncontrolled barbarism", poetic anarchy, "harsh, puerile and fantastic".'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Northumberland
   
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 Story
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1795
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: shepherd, then poet
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Lay of the Last Minstrel
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2421  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 119
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 119, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2421, accessed: 03 October 2022

Additional comments:

See Robert Story, 'Love and Literature'.

 

 

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