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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 8429


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was eighteen when I first read those words. My train was running into Rye station and I was knocked out the ashes of my first pipe of shag tobacco... My first book had just been published. I was going courting. My book had earned ten pounds. I desired to be a subaltern in H. B. M's army. The story was Mr Kipling's "Only a subaltern". The next station would be Winchelsea, where I was to descend.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1892 and 31 Dec 1892

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: train between Rye and Winchelsea

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:

Ford Madox Ford

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

17 Dec 1873

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

Only a subaltern

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

8429

Source:

Print

Author:

Ford Madox Ford

Editor:

Bill Hutchings

Title:

Return to yesterday

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

9-10

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ford Madox Ford, Bill Hutchings (ed.), Return to yesterday, (Manchester, 1999), p. 9-10, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8429, accessed: 28 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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