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Record Number: 4861


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Harriet Shaw Weaver, as an adolescent, found Leaves of Grass 'a liberating influence and could even read it on Sundays as it wasn't a novel!'"

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Harriet Shaw Weaver

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1876

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walt Whitman

Title:

Leaves of Grass

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4861

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:

238

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914, (Oxford, 1993), p. 238, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4861, accessed: 06 April 2020


Additional Comments:

Quotation (from Harriet Shaw Weaver, 6 January 1960 letter to B. W. Huebsch) derived from Jane Lidderdale and Mary Nicholson, Dear Miss Weaver: Harriet Shaw Weaver 1876-1961 (1970) 26.

   
   
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