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Record 23752

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In the evening went to the Club where I stayed for some time reading the Saturday Review. There was a capital article in one of the numbers on the republication of Mrs Aphra Behn's Dramas & Novels. The writer truly said that if this class of disgusting literature could be got up in expensive bindings for the rich the law would be no more outraged by Penny Editions for the crowd & if not put down in the first case the town might be reasonably expected soon to abound in literary filth till lately all but ...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 9 Apr 1872
Country: Australia
Time: evening
Place: city: Melbourne
other location: Yorick Club
   
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:John Buckley Castieau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 May 1831
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Prison Governor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Saturday Review
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23752  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Buckley Castieau
  Title: Diaries
  Location: National Library of Australia
  Call no: NLA MS 2218
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: John Buckley Castieau, Diaries National Library of Australia, p. NLA MS 2218, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23752, accessed: 18 September 2019

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