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

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Record Number: 32310


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have now struck better ground in Charlotte Bronte's "Wuthering Heights", which although melodramatic like all her books, shapes very well indeed.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 20 May 1914 and 31 May 1914

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

Great Malvern
Worcestershire
Malvern College

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:

Clive Staples Lewis

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

29 Nov 1898

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Student

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Northern Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Emily Brontė

Title:

Wuthering Heights

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

32310

Source:

Print

Author:

C. S. Lewis

Editor:

Walter Hooper

Title:

C. S. Lewis Collected Letters

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

1

Page:

58

Additional Comments:

The comparison is with Robert Bridges' poetry. Lewis confuses Emily Brontė with her sister Charlotte.

Citation:

C. S. Lewis, Walter Hooper (ed.), C. S. Lewis Collected Letters, (London, 2000), 1, p. 58, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32310, accessed: 05 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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