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Record Number: 11526


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My mother used to read the novels of Miss Braddon and Mrs Henry Wood, and those in a series called "The Family Story Teller", that she got from the public library. My father got her "East Lynne" through a pub Literary Society, she read it over and over again. I read it when I was about nine. Heavens, the tears I gulped back over the death of Little Willie!'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 14 Oct 1895 and 14 Oct 1896

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: St Helens
county: Lancashire

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:

Joseph Stamper

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

14 Oct 1886

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

so of ironmoulder

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:

Mrs Henry [Ellen] Wood

Title:

East Lynne

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
from pub literary society


Source Information:

Record ID:

11526

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Stamper

Editor:

n/a

Title:

So long ago

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1960

Vol:

n/a

Page:

42

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Joseph Stamper, So long ago (London, 1960), p. 42, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11526, accessed: 05 October 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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