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

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Record Number: 2502


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As one participant recalled, "Many exceptional debates come back to mind on such subjects as Jane Austen, Charles Lamb, Victorian Novelists, George Eliot, Meredith, Pepys and the Navy, Frederick the Great, Wordsworth, Shelley, Napoleon, where the speaking was of high level and the debating power considerable."'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1865 and 1935

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Reading Group:

Ladies' Edinburgh Debating Society

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

2502

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lettice Milne Rae

Title:

Ladies in Debate: Being a History of the Ladies? Edinburgh Debating Society 1865-1935

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

63

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lettice Milne Rae (ed.), Ladies in Debate: Being a History of the Ladies? Edinburgh Debating Society 1865-1935, (Edinburgh, 1936), p. 63, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2502, accessed: 22 September 2020


Additional Comments:

Members of the society read the texts before the debates.

   
   
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