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Record Number: 3229


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Recorded in diary of Lady Cynthia Asquith, 15 January 1918: 'The Professor [of English Literature at Oxford, Sir Walter Raleigh] has just re-discovered Dickens -- having not touched him for years and approached him critically, he has now found himself caught up in a flame of love and admiration ...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1918 and 31 Dec 1918

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:

Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1861

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Scholar and writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

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:

3229

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:

196

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918, (Oxford, 2006), p. 196, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3229, accessed: 24 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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