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Record Number: 24676


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

6 July 1853: 'Read three first characters of Chaucer's Prologue.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

6 Jul 1853

Country:

Wales

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil

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:

Lady Charlotte Guest

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Businesswoman

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Wales

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Geoffrey Chaucer

Title:

The Canterbury Tales (Prologue)

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24676

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber

Editor:

Earl of Bessborough

Title:

Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

17

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 17, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24676, accessed: 01 March 2024


Additional Comments:

Lady Charlotte Guest took the name Schreiber on her marriage to Charles Schreiber in 1855.

   
   
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