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Record Number: 3184


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'However many times [Hugh] Walpole read Scott, he never ceased to be moved, as in 1918, when he "read a little Heart of Midlothian and actually wept, at my age too, over Jeanie's meeting with the Queen ..."'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1918 and 31 Dec 1918

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:

Hugh Walpole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1884

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

New Zealand

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Heart of Midlothian

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3184

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:

179

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 179, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3184, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Rupert Hart-Davies, Hugh Walpole: A Biography (1952) 172.

   
   
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