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Record Number: 23752


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the evening went to the Club where I stayed for some time reading the Saturday Review. There was a capital article in one of the numbers on the republication of Mrs Aphra Behn's Dramas & Novels. The writer truly said that if this class of disgusting literature could be got up in expensive bindings for the rich the law would be no more outraged by Penny Editions for the crowd & if not put down in the first case the town might be reasonably expected soon to abound in literary filth till lately all but ...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

9 Apr 1872

Country:

Australia

Time

evening

Place:

city: Melbourne
other location: Yorick Club

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:

John Buckley Castieau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 May 1831

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Prison Governor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Saturday Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

23752

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Buckley Castieau

Title:

Diaries

Location:

National Library of Australia

Call No:

NLA MS 2218

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

John Buckley Castieau, Diaries National Library of Australia, p. NLA MS 2218, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23752, accessed: 28 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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