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Record Number: 29840


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Meeting held at 68 Northcourt Avenue
20th III 1935
Howard R. Smith in the chair
1. Minutes of last Meeting were read & approved

[...]

4. The Program of anonymous readings was then proceeded with[;] members reading in the order in which they sat round the room. An interval of about 2 minutes at the end of each piece was allowed for cogitation at the end of which the reader anounced the authors name & the work from which he had read. Identification proved unexpectedly dificult[.] No one reading was identified by everyone & the highest scorer only guessed eight authors & 4 & ˝ works
Reader Author Work
E. B. Castle Plato Phaedo
M. S. W. Pollard R. Browning Pictures in Florence
E. Goadby Saml. Butler Notes
M. E. Robson Flecker Hassan
R. H. Robson Belloc Eyewitness
E. C. Stevens M. Arnold Self dependance
E. D. Brain B. Shaw Pre. to Back to Methuselah
M. Castle T. Carlyle Sartor Resartus
A. Rawlings R. Browning Pheidippides
J. Rawlings G. Eliot Middlemarch
E. B. Smith Lewis Carroll Phantasmagoria
F. E. Reynolds Tennyson Locksley Hall
S. A. Reynolds E. B. Browning Lady Geraldine’s Courtship
H. R. Smith Chas. Kingsley Westward Ho
F. E. Pollard Shelley Prometheus Unbound'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

20 Mar 1935

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: 68, Northcourt Avenue

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Edith B. Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1886

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of the XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lewis Carroll

Title:

Phantasmagoria

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29840

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

n/a

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938)

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

133–134

Additional Information:

The author of this set of minutes is unidentified

Citation:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 3 (1931-1938), private collection, 133–134, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=29840, accessed: 23 May 2022


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

   
   
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