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Record Number: 3611


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Flora Thompson's] grandmother enjoyed the Princess Novelette and similar penny series, "and she had an assortment of these which she kept tied up in flat parcels, ready to exchange with other novelette readers".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1880 and 1890

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

grandmother of Flora Thompson



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Princess Novelette

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3611

Source:

Print

Author:

Philip Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

n/a

Vol:

n/a

Page:

654-55

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 p. 654-55, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3611, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Flora Thompson, Lark Rise to Candleford.

   
   
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