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Record Number: 11378


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We had met Dickens before, but only "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "The Chimes", both of which, in their mean little school editions, were enough to sour a boy against the novels for the rest of his life.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1921 and 31 Dec 1926

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Millom

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:

Norman Nicholson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Jan 1914

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of tailor

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:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Old Curiosity Shop

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

[abridged] school edition

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11378

Source:

Print

Author:

Norman Nicholson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wednesday Early Closing

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

n/a

Page:

143

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing, (London, 1975), p. 143, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11378, accessed: 24 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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