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Record 2733

Reading Experience:

'Daughter of the editor father, [Rose Macaulay] was given a copy of the complete works of Tennyson when she was eight and remembers knowing it "practically by heart"... Shelley, too, she found "an intoxicant". A coplete works of Shelley joined her Tennyson a year later, starting a fascination with the poet which she remembers in a letter to Gilbert Murray in January 1945: "I, like you, read Shelley's Prometheus very young... I was entirely carried away by it; as I was, indeed, by all Shelley... Of course, I didn't understand all Prometheus; but enough to be fascinated".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1889 and 31 Dec 1890
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: village of Varazze
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:Rose Macaulay
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1881
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: later a writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2733  
Source - Print  
  Author: Alice Crawford
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Madison
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 160-61
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Alice Crawford, Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay (Madison, 1995), p. 160-61,, accessed: 25 June 2022

Additional comments:

See letter ERM16[52] in papers of Emilie Rose MacAulay at Trinity College, Cambridge



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