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Record Number: 12068


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?I regret to see one or two errors in the first Volume, though I have the consolation of believing that none but practised eyes will observe them. I am glad you like The Black Veil. I think the title is a good one, because it is uncommon, and does not impair the interest of the story by partially explaining its main feature.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

30 Dec 1835

Country:

England

Time

morning: Wednesday

Place:

city: London
specific address: Furnivals Inn

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:

Charles Dickens

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Feb 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journalist/ Novelist

Religion:

Church of England

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 Black Veil

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12068

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Dickens

Editor:

Madeline House

Title:

The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

1

Page:

114

Additional Comments:

Graham Storey ed. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation:

Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839, (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 114, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12068, accessed: 20 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Letter to John Macrone. [The second note on p.98 in a letter to Catherine Hogarth dated 27/11/1835 explains that ?The plot of ?"he Black Veil? ? the insane mother begging the young doctor to come and help her son one hour after he has been hanged ? is singular enough; is also has a clear connection with the condemned man?s last night in ?A Visit to Newgate.??] By implication, does this mean that John Macrone read The Black Veil?

   
   
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