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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Rev. Richard H. Barham


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Rev. Richard H. Barham : The Ingoldsby Legends

'Frances Stevenson, born in 1888, recollected [in The years that Are Past, 1967] that she "read greedily [pre-1914] ... I formed an early acquaintance with Dickens, weeping copiously over Little Dorrit and Little Nell, and I knew by heart many of the passages in the Ingoldsby Legends, a volume that had been given me ... when I was ten years old! ... I lost myself in a magical world while reading the poems of Scott. I think I read them all one summer holiday, in a special spot in our garden ..."'

Century: 1850-1899 / 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Frances Stevenson      Print: Book


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