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Record 27527

Reading Experience:

17 July 1859: 'I sat, very sad, in the garden [at Exeter House], took up Tennyson's Guinevere, and was engrossed with it. Arthur is the noblest creature that ever lived in fiction. What a speech is that of his on parting with the Queen. I can never read it without tears.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 17 Jul 1859
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Exeter House
location in dwelling: garden
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:Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1812
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Guinevere
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Idylls of the King
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27527  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 109
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 109,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:



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