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Record Number: 3177


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thomas Hardy to Violet Hunt, [?Mar 1908]: "'Why should you have wasted a nice copy of your new book upon me -- a recluse who does not read a novel a twelvemonth nowadays. I am reading yours, however ...'"

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1908 and 31 Mar 1908

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Thomas Hardy

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1840

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Violet Hunt

Title:

White Rose of Withered Leaf

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1908

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3177

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip 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:

127

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 127, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3177, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Richard Little Purdy and Michael Millgate, eds., The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy 3:163.

   
   
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