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Record Number: 9906


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As my love of books became known, I was made free of such libraries as the neighbours possessed which led to me 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. Our nearest neighbour who was more of a scholar than his rough exterior and taciturn manner suggested, lent me a "History of England" which was a veritable godsend.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 11 Feb 1872 and 31 Dec 1885

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Hope Woodlands
county: Derbyshire
specific address: Alport Farm

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:

11 Feb 1872

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

daughter of farm labourer, later suffragette

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 Ontranto

Genre:

Fiction, gothic

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
borrowed from neighbours


Source Information:

Record ID:

9906

Source:

Print

Author:

Hannah Mitchell

Editor:

Geoffrey Mitchell

Title:

The Hard Way Up

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hannah Mitchell, Geoffrey Mitchell (ed.), The Hard Way Up (London, 1968), p. 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9906, accessed: 21 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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