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

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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
 
1900-1945'In 1901 ... [Newman Flower] left his bed at four in the morning to travel from Croydon to watch the funeral procession of Queen Victoria. He joined the crowd, and, to p...Newman Flower Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Book
1850-1899"Forbidden David Copperfield, Bleak House, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Vicar of Wakefield ... [H. M. Swanwick] read them none the less ... When she was lent Dante Ga...H. M. Swanwick Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Unknown
1850-1899?This period gave me unnumbered hours for reading, and I devoured everything that came in my way, novels, histories, travels, even "The lives of the Stoics". There was no...Thomas Catling Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Book
1850-1899'Read "Bleak House" in evening'John Ruskin Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Book
1850-1899Charlotte Bronte to George Smith, 11 March 1852:

'Is the first number of "Bleak House" generally admired? I liked the Chancery part, but when it passes int...
Charlotte Brontë Charles DickensBleak House (opening instalment)Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I started to read "Bleak House" by Dickens when I was at the base and I should like to get on with it. You might get a small 1/- edition and send it on it will you as I ...Bernard Wilfrid Long Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Book
1900-1945'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular novels, including such books as Treasure Island, Th...Daphne du Maurier Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Book



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