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Record Number: 4706


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mary Paley Marshall ... one of Newnham's first students, recalls her father in the 1860s reading aloud "The Arabian Nights", "Gulliver's Travels", the "Iliad" and "Odyssey", Shakespeare, and, above all, Scott's novels ...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Dec 1869

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Thomas Paley

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Curate

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Mary Paley Marshall (reader's daughter)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

Gulliver's Travels

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4706

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

211

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914, (Oxford, 1993), p. 211, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4706, accessed: 03 December 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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