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Record Number: 11381


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I do not know whether Mr Wilson read "Pickwick" right through, but I certainly did. My copy bears a plate inside the cover [school prize details]... It was the first of a succession of Dickens volumes on Indian paper, in stiff blue covers, with the original Phiz and Seymour illustrations. In 1926, at the Secondary School, I received "Barnaby Rudge"; in 1927, "Dombey and Son"; in 1928, "Nicholas Nickleby". "Great Expectations, which followed "Pickwick" in Mr Wilson's scheme, I acquired in the red, cardboard-backed Nelson's Classics, price One Shilling and Sixpence, a series which became my regular source of Christmas and birthday presents from uncles and friends... These books were my winter reading between the ages of ten and fourteen... [continues]'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1924 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:

Great Expectations

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11381

Source:

Print

Author:

Norman Nicholson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wednesday Early Closing

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

n/a

Page:

143-144

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Norman Nicholson, Wednesday Early Closing, (London, 1975), p. 143-144, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11381, accessed: 20 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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