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Record Number: 27732


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As Charles Schreiber's condition appeared to grow worse instead of better [following voyage to South Africa recommended by doctors, and stay at Wynberg] a move to Ceres was recommended, and just before Christmas they settled there [...] Lady Charlotte read to him a great deal as they sat out in front of the house. The books she chose included the Pickwick Papers, Stanley's Jewish Church, Green's History of England and Junius' Letters.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 14 Nov 1883 and 25 Dec 1883

Country:

South Africa

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ceres

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:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Wife of Member of Parliament

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

South Africa

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

Charles Schreiber


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Pickwick Papers

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27732

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber

Editor:

Earl of Bessborough

Title:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journals 1853-1891

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

179

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journals 1853-1891, (London, 1952), p. 179, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27732, accessed: 18 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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