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Record Number: 27775


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

16 March 1884, from Lisbon, en route home from South Africa: 'I am now reading to C. S. that charming book Rob Roy. Scott never palls. In the steamer we amused ourselves with Barnaby Rudge and The Old Curiosity Shop [...] C.S. likes my reading, and it has the blessed effect of often sending him to sleep, when he seems indisposed and restless.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1884 and 16 Mar 1884

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: At sea, on board steamer

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:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

Charles Schreiber (reader's husband)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Old Curiosity Shop

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27775

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber

Editor:

Earl of Bessborough

Title:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

180

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891, (London, 1952), p. 180, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27775, accessed: 24 February 2020


Additional Comments:

The Schreibers had been staying in South Africa for the benefit of Charles's health, which had been poor, and declining, for several months; he died on 29 March 1884.

   
   
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