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Record Number: 26897


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Chaucer's life & work were then described & illustrated by the following: A Paper on the Life & Times by Charles E. Stansfield : Chaucer's Poetry described by C. I. Evans : the Knight's Tale read by Violet Wallis : Chaucer's Prologue was dealt with in considerable detail & after an introduction by C.I. Evans the following read extracts from this poem: Mrs Rawlings, Mrs Robson, Mrs Evans, Rosamund Wallis, Alfred Rawlings, Howard R. Smith & the Secretary.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

25 Feb 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: School House, Leighton Park

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:

Ernest E. Unwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1881

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Members of XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Geoffrey Chaucer

Title:

General Prologue

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

26897

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Ernest Unwin

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915)

Location:

Private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

161

Citation:

Ernest Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 1 (1895-1915) Private collection, p. n/a, p. 161, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26897, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

   
   
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