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Record Number: 5602


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When her novels were finished, she would take them up herself to Gerald Duckworth at 3, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. She was by this time on extremely cordial terms with her publisher and he encouraged her to read her books, or large portions of them, aloud to him. Her books, she maintained, were intended to be read aloud and lost their proper effect if they were read in silence. She herself was extremely proud of her reading voice;* she would read slowly with long dramatic pauses and Duckworth would meekly put aside all other work and listen, while Margot often waited patiently in the hansom outside.' * It was the mark of a gentlewoman to be able to read aloud beautifully. All her heroines had it, or acquired it painfully, and practice it frequently.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1903 and 1 Dec 1907

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London
specific address: 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden
location in dwelling: office

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Elinor Glyn

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

17 Oct 1864

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Author

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Jersey

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Gerald Duckworth


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elinor Glyn

Title:

[novels]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5602

Source:

Print

Author:

Anthony Glyn

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Elinor Glyn, a biography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1955

Vol:

n/a

Page:

107

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anthony Glyn, Elinor Glyn, a biography, (London, 1955), p. 107, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5602, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Series of readings of her latest novel

   
   
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