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Record Number: 3244


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Both ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] were reading voraciously at that time [1854-57]. Their father, by reading "Jane Eyre" aloud to them (with omissions), had given them a fervent love for Charlotte Bronte ...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1854 and 31 Dec 1857

Country:

Italy

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 Thompson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Jamaica

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

Elizabeth Thompson Alice Thompson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

Jane Eyre

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3244

Source:

Print

Author:

June Badeni

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Slender Tree: A Life of Alice Meynell

Place of Publication:

Padstow

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

15

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

June Badeni, The Slender Tree: A Life of Alice Meynell (Padstow, 1981), p. 15, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3244, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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