Readers reading #3
A Pleasant Corner (1865) – By John Callcott Horsley: 1817 – 1903. Donated to the Royal Academy by the artist.
“Sorry to disturb, thought you might like a cup of tea.”
The third post in the “Readers reading” series (this was the first, this was the second). The colours and the shading are wonderful – a perfect place to read a book, by the fire, catching the light from the small window – a ‘pleasant corner’, indeed.
And if our reader is reading a new book, what was published in 1865?
- Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Chales Dickens – Our Mutual Friend (publication concludes)
- Mary Mapes Dodge – Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky – “The Crocodile” (Крокодил, Krokodil, short story published in Epoch)
- Charles Kingsley – Hereward the Wake
- Sheridan Le Fanu – Guy Deverell
- Anthony Trollope – Can You Forgive Her? (publication concludes)
- Jules Verne – From the Earth to the Moon (De la Terre à la Lune)
- Émile Zola – La Confession de Claude
- Henrik Ibsen – Brand
- Edward Lear – The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple
- Mary Wright Sewell – Mother’s Last Words: a ballad
- A. C. Swinburne
- Atalanta in Calydon
- Chastelard: a tragedy
- Matthew Arnold – Essays in Criticism
- P. T. Barnum – The Humbugs of the World
- Jacob Grimm – Deutsche Sagen (German Sayings)
- Karl Marx – Value, Price and Profit (written as speech)
- John Stuart Mill – Examinations of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy
The ‘Readers reading’ series on this blog (this list last updated, 12th March 2017).
Readers reading #1. A Girl Reading In A Sailing Boat (1869) By Alfred Corbould.
Readers reading #2 The Bookworm (1850) Carl Spitzweg.
Readers reading #3 A Pleasant Corner (1865) – By John Callcott Horsley.
Readers reading #4 The Novel Reading (1841) – By Josef Danhauser.
Readers reading #5 The Poor Poet (1839) – By Carl Spitzweg.
Readers reading #6 The Travelling Companions (1862) – By Augustus Egg.
Readers reading #7 The Breakfast (c.1911) – By William McGregor Paxton.
Readers reading #8 Answering the Emigrant’s Letter (1850) – By James Collinson.
Readers reading #9 The Love Letter (1808) – By Willem Bartel van der Kooi.
Readers reading #10 The Day Dream (1880) – By Dante Gabriel Rossetti.