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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
1850-1899'... Oliver Twist (1838), the first Dickens that A. A. Milne was exposed to, at 9, gave him nightmares.'Alan Alexander Milne Charles DickensOliver TwistPrint: Book
1900-1945[Communist activists often displayed hostility to literature, including Willie Gallacher. However his 'hostility to literature abated' in later years and in his later mem...William Gallacher Charles DickensOliver TwistPrint: Book
1900-1945'As a boy V.S. Pritchett read Oliver Twist "in a state of hot horror, It seized me because it was about London and the fears of the London streets. There were big boys at...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Charles DickensOliver TwistPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Engine tenter, age twenty-seven...Often attends operas....questionaire respondent Charles DickensOliver TwistPrint: Book

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