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Record Number: 3203


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It was in ... 1901 ... that Ernest Raymond as a teenager first took a Dickens from the shelf: "By the grace and favour of God, it was Pickwick Papers ... At some stage in the reading I knew with a happy breathless certainty that this was what I wanted to do with my life: to write books like this."'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1901 and 31 Dec 1901

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:

Ernest Raymond

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Dickens

Title:

The Pickwick Papers

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3203

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:

189

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 189, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3203, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Ernest Raymond, The Story of My Days: An Autobiography (1968) 77-80.

   
   
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