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Record Number: 10284


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Once Laura had the honour of choosing two passages for the father of one of her friends, who had been invited to read and could not, as he said, think of anything likely, not if his life depended upon it. She chose the scene from "The Heart of Midlothian" in which Jeanie Deans is granted an audience by Queen Caroline and the chapter about the Battle of Waterloo from "Vanity Fair"'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Juniper Hill
county: Oxfordshire

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:

Listener:

Flora Thompson

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

5 Dec 1876

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

daughter of stonemason

Religion:

unknown

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Heart of Midlothian

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10284

Source:

Print

Author:

Flora Thompson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Lark Rise to Candleford

Place of Publication:

England

Date of Publication:

1945

Vol:

n/a

Page:

450

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Flora Thompson, Lark Rise to Candleford (England, 1945), p. 450, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10284, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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