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Record Number: 33358


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A more poignant Newcastle memory came later. Settled in the town in a house of our own, we had been reading David Copperfield aloud of an evening to manma, when she told us one day that Dickens was dead.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Jun 1865

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Newcastle

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:

Ernest Rhys

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

17 Jul 1859

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Child

Religion:

Unknown

Country of Origin:

England

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:

David Copperfield

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

33358

Source:

Print

Author:

Ernest Rhys

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wales England Wed: An Autobiography by Ernest Rhys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1940

Vol:

n/a

Page:

19

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ernest Rhys, Wales England Wed: An Autobiography by Ernest Rhys, (London, 1940), p. 19, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33358, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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