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

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 32079


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'For weeks after reading that book [i.e. Robinson Crusoe], I lived as if in a dream; indeed I scarcely dreamt of anything else at night. I went to sleep with the cave, its parrots and goats, floating before my closed eyes. I awakened in some rapid flight from the savages landing in their canoes. The elms in our hedges were not more familiar than the prickly shrubs which formed his palisades, and the grapes whose drooping branches made fertile the wide savannahs.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1807 and 1817

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:

Reader:

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

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:

Daniel Defoe

Title:

Robinson Crusoe

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

32079

Source:

Print

Author:

William St Clair

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Grand Slave Emporium: Cape Coast Castle and the British Slave Trade

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

170

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William St Clair, The Grand Slave Emporium: Cape Coast Castle and the British Slave Trade, (London, 2006), p. 170, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32079, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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