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Record Number: 3468


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

The Duchess of Sutherland to Regy Brett: 'I have dinner on a tray [and], in between mouthfuls of fried sole and partridge, read [Ruskin's] Sesame and Lilies [1865] and [Marie Corelli's] Barabbas by turn.'

Century:

1850-1899

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:

Millicent Duchess of Sutherland

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

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:

John Ruskin

Title:

Sesame and Lilies

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3468

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

557 n.157

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 557 n.157, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3468, accessed: 16 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Source of quotation unclear.

   
   
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