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Record 3400

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
In Retrospect of an Unimportant Life (1934), the Bishop of Durham Herbert Hensley Henson reminisced about Browning's "A Death in the Desert": 'Sixty years have passed since first I read it at Oxford, and then it seemed to me convincing and consoling ... To-day I find myself unable to discover any conclusion better fitted to satisfy Christian thought ...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1874
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Oxford
   
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:Herbert Hensley Henson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Student
Religion: Anglican
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: Robert Browning
Title: A Death in the Desert
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3400  
Source - Print  
  Author: Philip Waller
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 209
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 209, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3400, accessed: 19 June 2024

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