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Record 3404

Reading Experience:

'A grim account of the menage [at Theodore Watts-Dunton's home The Pines, Putney, where the poet Swinburne went to live after his health failed] was given to the poet Wilfrid Blunt by his cousin George Wyndham, whose visit in 1891 had "ended in Watts reading out his own poems instead of letting Swinburne read his." [recorded in Blunt's diary for 7 August 1891]'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1891
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Putney
specific address: The Pines
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:Theodore Watts-Dunton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Algernon Charles Swinburne George Wyndham
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Theodore Watts-Dunton
Title: poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3404  
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: 226
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 226,, accessed: 28 November 2023

Additional comments:



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