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Record Number: 10305


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I will not tell you my exact state of health day by day, but will give you a diary of my reading, which is perhaps a good index of my physical state. Friday morning. Full of buck. "Tartarin sur les Alpes". Friday afternoon. Wanted soothing. "Letters from a Silent Study". Saturday morning. Very depressed. "Pickwick Papers". Saturday afternoon. A little better. "Esmond". Sunday morning. Quite well thank you! "Butler's Analogy". Sunday afternoon. Quite well thank you! "Esmond and Stonewall Jackson". As a guide I may point out that "Pickwick" cheers me up when I am most depressed, while "Butler's Analogy" taxes all my strength.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1904 and 6 Nov 1904

Country:

At sea

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: On ship bound for Mauritius

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:

Donald William Alers Hankey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Dec 1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Army Subaltern

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

At sea

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Pickwick Papers

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

10305

Source:

Print

Author:

Donald William Alers Hankey

Editor:

Edward Miller

Title:

Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms"

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1920

Vol:

n/a

Page:

13-14

Additional Comments:

Letter dated 6 November 1904

Citation:

Donald William Alers Hankey, Edward Miller (ed.), Letters of Donald Hankey "A Student in Arms", (London, 1920), p. 13-14, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10305, accessed: 24 September 2020


Additional Comments:

Somewhere between England and the Red Sea.

   
   
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