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

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Record Number: 19772


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Reading George Sand's and Flaubert's letters. Her warmth, geniality, tolerance compared to his anxiety, narrowness, fear of life. They really cared for each other. She is like the man, he like the woman'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

26 Mar 1939

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Antonia White

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

31 Mar 1899

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

[lapsed] Catholic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

christened Eirene Botting



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Sand

Title:

[letters to and from Flaubert]

Genre:

Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19772

Source:

Print

Author:

Antonia White

Editor:

Susan Chitty

Title:

Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

I

Page:

163

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Antonia White, Susan Chitty (ed.), Antonia White. Diaries 1926-1957, (London, 1991), I, p. 163, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19772, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

additional author, Gustave Flaubert

   
   
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