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Record 9374

Reading Experience:

'Brooks loved literature, and during their long walks together he introduced Willie to the most important contemporary English writers: the theological works of Cardinal Newman, the witty novels of George Meredith, the "Imaginary Portraits" of Pater, the rapturous poetry of Swinburne and Fitzgerald's sensual translation of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1890 and 31 Dec 1891
Country: unknown
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:John Ellingham Brooks
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1864
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: lawyer / writer (year of birth poss. 1863)
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9374  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jeffrey Meyers
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Somerset Maugham
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 2004
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 24
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jeffrey Meyers, Somerset Maugham (New York, 2004), p. 24,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:

introduced these works to Somerset Maugham so one assumes he read them too



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