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Record Number: 29208


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We find ''Pickwick'' not at all too low for our taste, and it reads aloud much better than to oneself.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1837 and 23 May 1837

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Staffordshire
Maer Hall

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:

Reading Group:

Emma Wedgewood and Wedgewood/Allen family

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 May 1808

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Unitarian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of Wedgewood/Allen Family


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Series in 20 monthly parts, April 1836-Nov 1837, Chapman & Hall.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29208

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Henrietta Litchfield

Title:

Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1915

Vol:

1

Page:

277

Additional Comments:

Letter from Emma Wedgewood to her sister-in-law Mrs Hensleigh Wedgewood, 23 May 1837, Maer.

Citation:

Henrietta Litchfield (ed.), Emma Darwin: A Century of Family Letters, 1792-1896, (New York, 1915), 1, p. 277, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29208, accessed: 20 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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