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RED Project

The Reading Experience Database (RED), 1450–1945

Available Readers

If you would like to become a RED volunteer, we would be delighted for you to suggest a reader who interests you. Alternatively, we are keen to accumulate evidence of the reading of (among others):

Anna Barbauld
William Blake
Robert Browning
Joseph Conrad
John Constable
Charles Darwin
Charles Dickens
Benjamin Disraeli
Susan Ferrier
Elizabeth Hamilton
Charles Kingsley
Charles Lamb
Henry Mackenzie
William Morris
Cardinal Newman
Vita Sackville-West
Robert Southey
Percy Bysshe Shelley
William Thackeray
Anne Thackeray (later Ritchie)
William Wilberforce


The following readers are currently being researched by volunteers:

Jane Austen
Arnold Bennet
Vera Brittain
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte
Frances Burney
Thomas Carlyle
Jane Carlyle
Caroline Clive
Catherine Cockburn
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Maria Edgeworth
George Eliot
George Gissing
Grey’s reading of Macaulay
Frances Hamilton
Agnes Blanche Hemming
John Ireland
Henry James
John Keats
Rudyard Kipling
Charles Knight
David Livingstone
Matthew 'Monk' Lewis
Francis Longworth-Dames
Claver Morris
John Stuart Mill
Amelia Opie
Samuel Pepys
Mary Rudkin
John Ruskin
Mary Russell Mitford
Siegfried Sassoon
Mary Shelley
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Elizabeth Clara Watson (nee Hemming)
Virginia Woolf
Charlotte Young

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