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Record Number: 23306


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Winifred did not care, for she was reading Conrad's "Suspense" - a noble and spacious book which made the early nineteenth century come alive for her in a clear yet faint glow like candlelight."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

14 Jan 1926

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: on a boat due to depart from Tilbury

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:

Winifred Holtby

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1898

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

Joseph Conrad

Title:

Suspense

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23306

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Friendship

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

186

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Friendship, (Great Britain, 1980), p. 186, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=23306, accessed: 19 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Winifred Holtby was reading this book at the beginning of a journey to South Africa. Her voyage from Tilbury was postponed for several hours because of bad weather. It is this delay which Winifred 'did not care' about.

   
   
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