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Record Number: 3436


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When Wilfrid Blunt joined [William] Morris and his daughter at Kelmscott in 1891, Morris "read us out several of his poems ... including The Haystack in the Floods, but his reading is without the graces of elocution."'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Sep 1891

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Kelmscott Manor

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:

William Morris

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Mar 1834

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/designer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Wilfrid Blunt


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Morris

Title:

The Haystack in the Floods (and other poems)

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3436

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

366

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918, (Oxford, 2006), p. 366, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3436, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Wilfrid Blunt, Diaries 1:57 (30 Sept. 1891).

   
   
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