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Record Number: 3869


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter H.96 (Beginning of June 1861) ?The Defence of Guenevere by Morris is published by Bell & Daldy.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1858 and 1861

Country:

England

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 Ruskin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

08 Feb 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer and art critic

Religion:

Christian

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:

The Defence of Guenevere

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Limited edition, published in 1858 by Bell & Daldy

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3869

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Virginia Surtees

Title:

Sublime and InstructiveLetters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

231-2

Additional Comments:

From the editor?s footnote: ?Published in 1858 in a limited edition, it passed almost unnoticed in the press. Ruskin thought highly of the poems and considered them ?most noble ? very, very great indeed ? in their own peculiar way.??

Citation:

John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and InstructiveLetters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton, (London, 1972), p. 231-2, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3869, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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