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Record Number: 551


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The story itself was an allegory, and was too subtle for us, but it is impossible to describe the endless pleasure given us by those full-page pictures.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between Dec 1872 and 1900

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Title:

The Story without an End

Genre:

Other religious, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1872, highly illustrated with full-page colour pictures

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Borrowed from the reader's brother


Source Information:

Record ID:

551

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=551, accessed: 06 December 2021


Additional Comments:

Book given to reader's brother on his 10th birthday in December 1872.

   
   
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