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Record Number: 425


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'one of the red-letter days of my life was a birthday when I received from my father "Through the Looking Glass". I...buried myself in it all afternoon, my pleasure enhanced by the knowledge that there was a boring vistor downstairs to whom I ought to be making myself agreeable!'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Oct 1871

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: London
specific address: 1 Canonbury Park North
upstairs in children's playroom

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:

Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 Oct 1866

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Anglican

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:

Lewis Carroll

Title:

Through the Looking Glass

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Probably first edition, 1871

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

425

Source:

Print

Author:

M. V. Hughes

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A London Family 1870-1900

Place of Publication:

London, New York, Toronto

Date of Publication:

1946

Vol:

n/a

Page:

51

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

M. V. Hughes, A London Family 1870-1900, (London, New York, Toronto, 1946), p. 51, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=425, accessed: 23 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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