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Record Number: 5594


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I spent the morning reading dramatists, to qualify myself to teach English Literature [...] while in the evening I read Walt Whitman's last book aloud to Alice, thus establishing myself as a (qualified) Whitmaniac.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1888 and 31 Aug 1888

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:

Sir Walter Raleigh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Sep 1861

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

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

Family (sister)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walt Whitman

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5594

Source:

Print

Author:

Sir Walter Raleigh

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh 1879-1922

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1926

Vol:

n/a

Page:

100

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sir Walter Raleigh, The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh 1879-1922, (London, 1926), p. 100, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5594, accessed: 07 April 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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