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Record Number: 11249


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'...but she procured for me a copy of "Pickwick", by which I was instantly and gloriously enslaved. My shouts of laughing at the richer passages were almost scandalous, and led to my being reproved for disturbing my Father while engaged, in an upper room, in the study of God's Word. I must have expended months on the perusal of "Pickwick", for I used to rush through a chapter, and then read it over again very slowly, word for word, and then shut my eyes to realise the figures and the action...[more..]'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1861 and 31 May 1861

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Devon
location in dwelling: family home, in Devon

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:

Edmund Gosse

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1849

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

son of zoological writer

Religion:

Plymouth Brethren

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:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Pickwick Papers

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11249

Source:

Print

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Father and Son: a study of two temperments

Place of Publication:

Keele: Ryburn Publishing

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

159-160

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Edmund Gosse, Father and Son: a study of two temperments, (Keele: Ryburn Publishing, 1994), p. 159-160, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11249, accessed: 21 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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