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Record Number: 3255


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

June Badeni on readings by 13-year-old Alice Thompson, as recorded in her notebook: 'She has been reading more of Scott and Dickens, is plunging through the novels of George Eliot... has sampled Bulwer Lytton, Thackeray, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1860

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:

Reader:

Alice Thompson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

11 Oct 1847

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

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:

novels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3255

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:

18

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

June Badeni, The Slender Tree: A Life of Alice Meynell, (Padstow, 1981), p. 18, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3255, accessed: 18 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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