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

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Record Number: 3905


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Walter] Besant told [William Robertson] Nicoll that no sooner had he read "The Light that Failed" (1891) on a long train journey than he started it again and read it through a second time.'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1891 and 9 Jun 1901

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: On board train

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:

Walter Besant

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

14 Aug 1836

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

The Light that Failed

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3905

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:

959 n.152

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918, (Oxford, 2006), p. 959 n.152, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3905, accessed: 25 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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