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Record Number: 32264


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'...Mother reads all the new French novels and Rudyard Kipling ... and though she says they are so horrible she can hardly get through them, she will go on reading them ... But how if you cannot read Dickens because of the vulgarity you can enjoy Rudyard Kipling is more than I can understand.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 9 Sep 1891

Country:

England/France

Time

n/a

Place:

Sunninghill, Ascot
Berkshire
Frognal

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:

Edith Lytton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Ambassador's wife

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England/France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32264

Source:

Print

Author:

Emily, Lady Lutyens

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Blessed Girl: Memoirs of a Victorian Girlhood

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

n/a

Page:

58

Additional Comments:

Letter from Emily Lytton to Rev. Whitwell Elwin. Frognal, 9 September, 1891

Citation:

Emily, Lady Lutyens, A Blessed Girl: Memoirs of a Victorian Girlhood, (London, 1953), p. 58, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32264, accessed: 24 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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