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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 3094


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Geraldine Hodgson, The Life of James Elroy Flecker (1925), 'Reading aloud in the family circle was an established custom [in 1880s-90s] ... by a very early age, Roy had listened to large parts of Dickens, Longfellow, and Tennyson, and to much of Thackeray, George Eliot, Carlyle, and Browning.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1880 and 1 Jan 1900

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Listener:

James Elroy Flecker

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Nov 1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3094

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918, (Oxford, 2006), p. 21, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3094, accessed: 29 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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