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Record Number: 3238


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Relishing the part of iconoclast, ... [Sir Walter Raleigh] wrote [to Miss C. A. Kerr] in 1905 [15 April], after lying abed reading Trollope, "I'm afraid it's no use anyone telling me that Thackeray is a better novelist than Trollope."'

Century:

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1905 and 30 Apr 1905

Country:

unknown

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:

Sir Walter Raleigh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1861

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Scholar and writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anthony Trollope

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3238

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:

200

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 200, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3238, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Lady Raleigh, ed., The Letters of Sir Walter Raleigh (2 vols, 1926) 1:272.

   
   
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