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Record Number: 20857


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At home there were daily Bible-readings in the family circle for many years, but secular reading aloud happily also found a place. Lucy was "A good reader" and gave them Scott and Thackeray and Tom Moore as well as Shakespeare; Edward read Pickwick.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

From: 26 Jun 1873

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Fockbury
county: Worcestershire

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:

Edward Housman

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1830

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

solicitor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Lucy Housman, his wife, and his children, including AE Housman.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Pickwick Papers, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20857

Source:

Print

Author:

Norman Page

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography

Place of Publication:

Basingstoke

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

n/a

Page:

26-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Norman Page, A.E. Housman. A Critical Biography, (Basingstoke, 1996), p. 26-7, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20857, accessed: 22 September 2020


Additional Comments:

Lucy Housman, born about 1823 was 7 years older than he, so date of birth a guess

   
   
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