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Record Number: 4329


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Next to Robinson Crusoe, Rider liked the Arabian Nights, The Three Musketeers and the poems of Edgar Allan Poe and Macaulay. His two favourite novels were Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities and The Coming Race, a fantasy novel by Bulwer Lytton (the uncle of Sir Henry Bulwer, a Norfolk neighbour and friend of Squire Haggard who was to play a decisive part in Rider's life).'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

daytime: On a Sunday

Place:

city: Bradenham
county: Norfolk
location in dwelling: under a bed

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:

Henry Rider Haggard

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Jun 1856

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later barrister and writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

A Tale of Two Cities

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4329

Source:

Print

Author:

Peter Berresford Ellis

Editor:

n/a

Title:

H. Rider Haggard. A Voice from the Infinite

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

n/a

Page:

24

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Peter Berresford Ellis, H. Rider Haggard. A Voice from the Infinite, (London, 1978), p. 24, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4329, accessed: 24 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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