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Record Number: 7791


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

March 16, 1884 [Lisbon] 'I am now reading to C.S. [Charles Schreiber] that charming book Rob Roy. Scott never palls. In the steamer we amused ourselves with Barnaby Rudge and the Old Curiosity Shop, which, with Pickwick which we read at Ceres, is enough of Dickens for the present. C. S. likes my reading, and it has the blessed effect of often sending him to sleep, when he seems indisposed and restless.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

16 Mar 1884

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ceres

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:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 May 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

translator and businesswoman

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

Charles Schreiber


Additional Comments:

also known as Lady Charlotte Guest. Nee Charlotte Bertie



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

Pickwick Papers, The

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7791

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber

Editor:

Earl of Bessborough

Title:

Lady Charlotte Screiber: Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

180

Additional Comments:

Journal entry: 16 Mar 1884

Citation:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Screiber: Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891, (London, 1952), p. 180, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7791, accessed: 20 February 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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