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Record Number: 29118


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I said rather dazedly aloud - to Beston - I wonder what time the next train to London goes - & a stranger with a time-table told me. I had just time to catch it. I had a carriage to myself & tried to read the "Triumph of Time" - through tears.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

28 Feb 1915

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Onboard train to London

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:

Violet Asquith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

15 Apr 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Lecturer and political activist

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Greene

Title:

Pandosto

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29118

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Mark Pottle

Title:

Champion Redoubtable: The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

30-31

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Mark Pottle (ed.), Champion Redoubtable: The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter (London, 1998), p. 30-31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=29118, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

On board train.

   
   
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