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Record 8540

Reading Experience:

'I have just got Festus - order it and read. You will most likely find it a great bore, but there are really very grand [both words underlined] things in festus... I have these last two days been reading 'Festus'... This sublimity is Michael-Angelic.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1846 and 30 Nov 1846
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cheltenham
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:Alfred Tennyson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1809
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Poet
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: Philip James Bailey
Title: Festus
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1845
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 8540  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Cecil Land
  Title: The letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1982
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 265-6
  Additional comments: Eds Cecil Y Land and Edgar F Shannon Jr.

Citation: Cecil Land (ed.), The letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson (Oxford, 1982), p. 265-6,, accessed: 02 December 2023

Additional comments:



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