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Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
 
 
 
 

Record Number: 3245


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Both ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] were reading voraciously at that time [1854-57] ... guided by ... [their father] they were ranging ... through the works of Dickens, Scott, Trollope, and Jane Austen. Much of what they read was advanced fare for children of nine and ten ...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1854 and 31 Dec 1857

Country:

Italy

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:

Reading Group:

Thompson Family

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

various

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

various

Country of Experience:

Italy

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:

3245

Source:

Print

Author:

June Badeni

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Slender Tree: A Life of Alice Meynell

Place of Publication:

Padstow

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

15

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

June Badeni, The Slender Tree: A Life of Alice Meynell, (Padstow, 1981), p. 15, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3245, accessed: 20 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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