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

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Record Number: 3428


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Theodore Watts-Dunton remembers Algernon Swinburne's fondness for reading aloud during his last years at Watts-Dunton's home: "... he would read for the hour together from Dickens, Lamb, Charles Reade and Thackeray."'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: The Pines, Putney

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:

Algernon Swinburne

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

probably, but unknown


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Classics, Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3428

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:

365

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918, (Oxford, 2006), p. 365, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3428, accessed: 20 February 2020


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Theodore Watts-Dunton, Old Familiar Faces (1916) 19.

   
   
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