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Record Number: 6338


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Aunt Bessy] 'used to read "Little Lord Fauntleroy" over and over again to the old women [in the Cambridge workhouse], because they never wanted any other book'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge
specific address: work house

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:

Elizabeth Darwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1847

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

old ladies in workhouse


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Title:

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6338

Source:

Print

Author:

Gwen Raverat

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Period Piece

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

148

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gwen Raverat, Period Piece, (London, 1952), p. 148, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6338, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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