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Record Number: 18177


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[her governess Helen Roothman] 'introduced Edith to the works of Verlaine, Rimbaud and Mallarme. Though Edith had had a taste for Baudelaire through Swinburne's translations of the author of "Les Fleurs du mal", she found her governess' favorites even more to her liking'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1903 and 30 Apr 1913

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Derbyshire
specific address: Renishaw Hall

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:

Edith Sitwell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

7 Sep 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

later writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Paul Verlaine

Title:

[poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in French

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18177

Source:

Print

Author:

G.A. Cevasco

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell

Place of Publication:

Boston

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

G.A. Cevasco, The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell, (Boston, 1987), p. 7, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18177, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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