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Record Number: 3135


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"[In Lark Rise to Candleford (1947)] Flora Thompson recollected young Willie, whose family were village carpenters, being fond of reading, including poetry: 'somehow he had got posession of an old shattered copy of an anthology called A Thousand and One Gems', which he read aloud with her, sitting under nut trees at the bottom of the garden, in the 1890s."

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Garden

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:

Willie anon

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

son of carpenter

Religion:

unknown

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:

Charles Mackay (ed)

Title:

A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry

Genre:

Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1867

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3135

Source:

Print

Author:

Philp Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

62-3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philp Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 62-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3135, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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