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Record Number: 18182


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Helen Roothman] 'brought Edith new poetry too - the French symbolists, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Baudelaire - to enlarge her own rapt readings of Swinburne, William Morris, Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Yeats'.

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1903

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

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:

William Morris

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18182

Source:

Print

Author:

Victoria Glendinning

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Edith Sitwell. A Unicorn Among Lions

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

32

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Victoria Glendinning, Edith Sitwell. A Unicorn Among Lions, (London, 1981), p. 32, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18182, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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