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Record Number: 28522


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We have been extremely interested & amused, I think there is more power in the story, & perhaps more vigor in the characters than in any of the others, rather an increased tendency to exaggeration & a minute length of description'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

21 Dec 1844

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Yorkshire
specific address: Castle Howard

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:

G. W. F. Howard, Lord Morpeth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

18 Apr 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Aristocrat and Politician

Religion:

Liberal Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Georgiana, 6th Countess of Carlisle (his mother)


Additional Comments:

Lord Morpeth became 7th Earl of Carlisle in 1848.



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Martin Chuzzlewit

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28522

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

G. W. F. Howard, Lord Morpeth

Title:

Carlisle MSS

Location:

Castle Howard

Call No:

J19/8/6

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

Diary entry for December 21st 1844

Citation:

G. W. F. Howard, Lord Morpeth, Carlisle MSS, Castle Howard, J19/8/6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28522, accessed: 23 September 2020


Additional Comments:

The diary entry records that he read this work aloud with his mother.

   
   
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