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

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Record Number: 3055


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Rose Macaulay's] library comprised chiefly old tomes from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which she read and re-read with absorbed delight, from Hakluyt to Addison... Her most cherished books were the twelve volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary inherited from her father. As the daughter of a don and a lover of words, she added her own marginal annotations to those pencilled in by George Macaulay'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Rose Macaulay

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1881

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

anglican

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:

Joseph Addison

Title:

[probably The Spectator]

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical, numbers bound as volume?

Publication Details

eighteenth century edition

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3055

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Emery

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Rose Macaulay: A Writer's Life

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

196

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Emery, Rose Macaulay: A Writer's Life, (London, 1991), p. 196, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3055, accessed: 09 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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