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Record Number: 27656


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'De Quincey was the subject before the paper & number of extracts [sic] & two papers, one read by Mrs Rawlings & one by Miss Cole, gave a very interesting introduction to De Quincey & his literary work. The contributions were as follows. Mrs Rawlings. Paper on De Quincey prepared by Miss Cole Miss Wallis Reading from Suspiria De Profundis Miss Cole Paper with an account of his episode with Ann his protectress E.E. Unwin Reading from Recollections of Charles Lamb Miss Marriage [ditto] Confessions of an Opium Eater Miss Bowman Smith & Mrs Reynolds also gave reading [sic] Mrs Robson contributed a song.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

12 May 1922

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: 'Broomfield'

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:

Florence Reynolds

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1864

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:

Thomas de Quincey

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary, fantasy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

27656

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Ernest E Unwin

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

102-3

Citation:

Ernest E Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  private collection, p. n/a, p. 102-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27656, accessed: 26 January 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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