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Record Number: 2718


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Rose... remembers her father reading to them - Dickens, Scott, Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Meredith, Tom Jones, The Three Musketeers, Don Quixote, and, curiously, The Origin of Species'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1887 and 31 Dec 1894

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: village of Varazze

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:

George Macaulay

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1852

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

academic

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

his children


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Austen

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2718

Source:

Print

Author:

Alice Crawford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay

Place of Publication:

Madison

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

159

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Alice Crawford, Paradise Pursued: The Novels of Rose Macaulay, (Madison, 1995), p. 159, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2718, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

See Rose Macaulay, 'The Free Run of the Shelves' in New Statesman and Nation, 4. Dec. 1948, p.487

   
   
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