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Record Number: 15665


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I read aloud several pages of Martin Chuzzlewit & rather flattered myself I gave expression to the author's nicest sentiments. I was extremely pleased with myself & unanimously rewarded my exertions with a glass of gin & water and the Hardest manilla I could find my cigar case, after which I tried on the smoking cap Emma gave me on my birthday, looked in the glass & wondered I was not more distinguished then went to bed.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

14 Jun 1855

Country:

Australia

Time

evening

Place:

city: Melbourne
specific address: at his lodgings

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:

John Buckley Castieau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 May 1831

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Gaoler

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Martin Chuzzlewit

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15665

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Buckley Castieau

Title:

Diaries

Location:

National Library of Australia

Call No:

NLA MS 2218

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

John Buckley Castieau, Diaries, National Library of Australia, NLA MS 2218, n/a, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=15665, accessed: 24 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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