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Record Number: 18276


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I sat up late reading of Mr. Jingle's artifices, until at last I began to speculate drowsily as to that gentleman's proficiency on ski. It seemed that he was arguing fiercely with Mr.Snodgrass on the advantages`of the stem Christiania over the telemark, and I caught fragments such as, "Magnificent feeling-always use it-sharp swing-no bone breaker-good turn-very!" While Mr. Pickwick, clad in gaiters,smiled benignantly in the background.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 16 May 1923 and 31 May 1923

Country:

Austria

Time

morning
night

Place:

other location: Mountain hut (Darmstadter Hut) Arlberg, during skiing expedition

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:

Frank Smythe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Jul 1900

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

unknown at that stage of his life

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Austria

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Pickwick Papers

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1837

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18276

Source:

Print

Author:

Frank Smythe

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Climbs and Ski Runs: in The Six Alpine/Himalayan Climbing Books

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000 (1929)

Vol:

n/a

Page:

45

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Frank Smythe, Climbs and Ski Runs: in The Six Alpine/Himalayan Climbing Books, (London, 2000 (1929)), p. 45, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18276, accessed: 27 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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