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Record 4733

Reading Experience:

"Mary Stocks (b. 1891) recorded how her Aunt Tiddy made great efforts to preserve her and her siblings from 'indelicacy' [quotes from Stocks's account of how one of the poems read aloud by aunt included Tennyson, 'The Revenge', in her text of which the aunt covered the word 'womb' with a strip of paper]: 'My family still cherishes the tattered volume of Tennyson showing the marks from which the strip was surreptitiously removed by us to satify a curiosity very natural in the young.'"
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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:

Reading Group:Mary Stocks and siblings
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: poems including The Revenge
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 4733  
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: 214
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 214,, accessed: 25 June 2022

Additional comments:

Quotation from Mary Stocks, My Commonplace Book (1970) 12.



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