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Record Number: 22637


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Frederick Locker-Lampson's recollections of Tennyson: 'Tennyson was greatly impressed by the deadly-earnest and savagery, and let me say [italics]sadness[end italics], of Swift's Legion Club. He has more than once read it to me: on the last occasion, Houghton and George Venables, two great friends [...] were present, and they were also impressed by it.'

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

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:

Reader:

Alfred Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Aug 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Frederick Locker-Lampson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

Legion Club

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22637

Source:

Print

Author:

Hallam Tennyson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1897

Vol:

2

Page:

73

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son, (London, 1897), 2, p. 73, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=22637, accessed: 16 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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