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Record 3432

Reading Experience:

"In 1862, as a 25-year-old rebel ... [Swinburne] took it on himself to scandalize a dinner party at Fryston. His target was not his host, Richard Monckton Milnes ... Nor was Swinburne particularly showing off for Thackeray, a fellow guest ... His aim was directed more at the rest of the table: Thackeray's two daughters and the new Archbishop of York, William Thomson ... Swinburne read Les Noyades'."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1862 and 31 Dec 1862
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: Fryston
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:Algernon Swinburne
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1837
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Richard Monckton Milnes William Makepeace Thackeray Anne Thackeray Harriet Marion Thackeray William Thomson
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Algernon Swinburne
Title: Les Noyades
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text:
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3432  
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: 365
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 365,, accessed: 31 March 2023

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