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Record Number: 2743


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Thackeray] 'Cd not endure Bulwer - no nature - nor Dickens - yet mentioned with greatest praise the Chap: before death of little Dombey.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 3 Apr 1859

Country:

n/a

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:

William Makepeace Thackeray

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Jul 1811

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Author

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Dombey and Son

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2743

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Caroline Clive

Title:

MS Diary

Location:

Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford

Call No:

Whitfield MS Diary

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

Caroline Clive records a conversation with Thackeray in her diary, dated 3 Apr 1859

Citation:

Caroline Clive, MS Diary, Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford, Whitfield MS Diary, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2743, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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