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Record Number: 12115


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Did you ever read-of course you have though-Defoe?s history of the Devil? What a capital thing it is. I bought it for a couple of shillings yesterday morning, and have been quite absorbed in it ever since.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Nov 1837

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:

Reader:

Charles Dickens

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Feb 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journalist and writer

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:

Daniel Defoe

Title:

The Political History of the Devil, as well Ancient as Modern

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction, History

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

1726

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12115

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Dickens

Editor:

Madeline House

Title:

The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

1

Page:

328

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Graham Storey. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation:

Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839, (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 328, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12115, accessed: 01 December 2021


Additional Comments:

Letter to John Forster.

   
   
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