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

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Record Number: 4711


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Paley Marshall, "What I Remember" (1947), on family ban on Dickens: 'I was grown up before I read "David Copperfield" and then it had to be in secret' (p.7).'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

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:

Mary Paley Marshall

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

24 Oct 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Economist

Religion:

Church of England

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:

David Copperfield

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4711

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=4711, accessed: 25 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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