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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 11426


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On the wall at the side of the chimney Dad put up the bookshelves which Dodie began to fill with secondhand penny books. Over the years we had Conrad and Wodehouse, Eric Linklater and Geoffrey Farnol, Edgar Wallace, Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, Mark Twain, Arnold Bennett, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Buchan, and a host of others, good, bad and awful, and we read the lot, some of them over and over.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1930 and 31 Dec 1950

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Reading Group:

family of Rose Gamble

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

mother/wife a cleaner, father/husband an irregularly employed seaman

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:

Jane Austen

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

second hand penny book

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11426

Source:

Print

Author:

Rose Gamble

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Chelsea Child

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1979

Vol:

n/a

Page:

143

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Rose Gamble, Chelsea Child, (London, 1979), p. 143, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11426, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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