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Record 4048

Reading Experience:

?I have to thank you for the ?Wessex Poems? which came to me with the kind inscription and gave me a real pleasure? I am always pleased to remember that ?Far from the madding crowd? came out under my command. I then admired the poetry which was diffused through the prose; and can recognize the same note in the versified form.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Leslie Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Hardy
Title: Far from the madding crowd
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1874
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4048  
Source - Print  
  Author: Leslie Stephen
  Editor: John Bicknell
  Title: The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904
  Place of Publication: Ohio State University Press
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 495-6
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Thomas Hardy 3/1/1899

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904  (Ohio State University Press, 1996), p. 495-6,, accessed: 18 July 2024

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