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

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Newman Flower


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Charles Dickens : Bleak House

'In 1901 ... [Newman Flower] left his bed at four in the morning to travel from Croydon to watch the funeral procession of Queen Victoria. He joined the crowd, and, to pass hours of waiting, stood reading "Bleak House". A stir eventually made him look up from his book; alas, the royal section of the cortege had gone.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Newman Flower      Print: Book


Thomas Hardy : [unknown]

'...[Newman] Flower as a boy read and idolized Hardy ...'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Newman Flower      Print: Unknown


Hall Caine : The Woman of Knockaloe (Introduction)

Newman Flower, head of Cassell's, describes returning to work after period of illness to find first bound copy of Hall Caine's The Woman of Knockaloe (1923): 'I began to read ... [the introduction, signed by himself]. They were pages of adulation of the author and his beliefs. And I had not written nor seen a word of it!'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Newman Flower      Print: Book


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