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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'Then I woke up, switched on the light, & began to read Venus & Adonis. It's pretty stuff - rather like the Death of Procris'.Katherine Mansfield William ShakespeareVenus and AdonisPrint: Book
"Prior to ... [her] marriage [in 1911], [Marie Stopes's] only sexual knowledge came from reading Browning, Swinburne, and -- ignoring her mother's advice -- Shakespeare's...Marie Stopes William ShakespeareVenus and AdonisPrint: Book
1850-1899'read... Shakspeare's (sic) Venus and Adonis'.George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareVenus and AdonisPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown

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