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Record Number: 4844


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"As ... [Hannah Mitchell's] love of books became known locally: 'I made free of such libraries as the neighbours possessed, which led to my reading some curious and unsuitable matter, old-fashioned theological works, early Methodist magazines, cookery books and queer tales of murder and robbery. One such, entitled 'The Castle of Otranto', haunted my dreams for many a night'."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1875 and 1879

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Peak District

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:

Hannah Mitchell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Farmer's daughter

Religion:

n/a

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:

Horace Walpole

Title:

The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

4844

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader: 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

233

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 233, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4844, accessed: 20 October 2019


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Hannah Mitchell, The Hard Way Up: The Autobiography of Hannah Mitchell, Suffragette and Rebel (1968) 44.

   
   
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