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Record Number: 29285


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A Meeting held at Oakdene 20/2/1929 S. A. Reynolds in the chair

1. Minutes of last Meeting read and approved


[...]

4. The Subject of the evening Victor Hugo was then taken[.] Howard R Smith gave a brief sketch of his life[.] Thos C. Elliott gave some estimate of Hugos verse & his position in French literature following this up by reading in French "Boaz" & Waterloo. after supper Mis Brain read from Les Miserables which was followed by some general discussion on Hugos work. R. H. Robson read from Toilers of the sea & H. B. Lawson read from Ninety three'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

20 Feb 1929

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
county: Berkshire
specific address: Oakdene

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Reginald H. Robson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1877

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

Country of Origin:

n/a

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:

Victor Hugo

Title:

Toilers of the Sea (Les Travailleurs de la mer)

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

29285

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Howard Smith

Title:

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

Location:

private collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

187

Citation:

Howard Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) private collection, p. 187, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=29285, 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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