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Record Number: 3194


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In his Scrap Book in 1922 ... [George Saintsbury] recorded that he was 'reading for the hundredth time the Short Story of the World -- Scott's "Wandering Willie's Tale".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1922 and 31 Dec 1922

Country:

n/a

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:

George Saintsbury

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1845

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Wandering Willie's Tale (in Redgauntlet)

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3194

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:

181

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 181, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3194, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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