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Record 4701

Reading Experience:

Joan Evans, "Prelude and Fugue: An Autobiography" (1964): 'One of my few conscious naughtinesses after I had attained the age of perception was to steal into the drawing-room, when I knew my parents were safe in London, open the [book]case, and take deep delicious draughts of verse. Tennyson and Matthew Arnold were all the sweeter for being read in secret' (p.17).'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 22 Jun 1893 and 31 Dec 1899
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: drawing-room
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:Joan Evans
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 22 Jun 1893
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer and Academic
Religion: n/a
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: Alfred Tennyson
Title: poetry
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 4701  
Source - Print  
  Author: Kate Flint
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Woman Reader 1837-1914
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 210
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 210,, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:



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