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Record Number: 4077


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"I was thinking of Eliot [Norton] the other day. When he was here in the summer he came one day to see Miss Valey. She had a pleasant little talk with us & was pleased, I think, with his friendly admiration of her books... The poems, I think, showed a real talent but - well, not quite of the first order."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

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:

Leslie Stephen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Nov 1832

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer

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:

Margaret Veley

Title:

Marriage of Shadows and Other Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London: Smith, Elder, 1888

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4077

Source:

Print

Author:

Leslie Stephen

Editor:

John Bicknell

Title:

The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904

Place of Publication:

Ohio State University Press

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

n/a

Page:

354

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904, (Ohio State University Press, 1996), p. 354, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4077, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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