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Record Number: 11380


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mr Wilson had no more patience than we had with Little Nell and the atrocious Trotty Veck. He shovelled the sentiment and the trushery behind him, and started straight off with "Pickwick Papers". "Pickwick" is not a very mature Dickens and not very mature humour, but it semmed to us quite the funniest book we had ever met.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1921 and 31 Dec 1926

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Millom
specific address: Holborn Hill school
other location: school

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Walter Wilson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

school master

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

class at Holburn Hill, including Norman Nicholson


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:

11380

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=11380, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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