Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

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

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 12685


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Elizabeth Missing Sewell's Journal, September 1846: 'We went into London one day [...] Burns's is a dull shop decidedly. You see the same books time after time [...] It is an inconvenient shop too. No place to sit down at, and the books crowded too close to the door. I took up [italics]Chollerton[end italics] (a Church tale) and skimmed parts through the uncut leaves and was not fascinated. It seemed strained and the fasting was brought forward prominently, and there seemed too much womanish humility.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 11 Nov 1845 and 30 Sep 1846

Country:

Great Britain

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Burns's bookshop

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:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Great Britain

Country of Experience:

Great Britain

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Cecilia Tilley

Title:

Chollerton

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1846

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

12685

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

Eleanor L. Sewell

Title:

The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1908

Vol:

n/a

Page:

131

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell (London, 1908), p. 131, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12685, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design