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Record Number: 3634


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

' ... at Stanway in 1916 for her sister's twenty-first birthday, Lady Cynthia [Asquith] entertained family and guests after dinner by [mockingly] reading from The Rosary [by Florence L. Barclay] ...'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Oct 1916

Country:

England

Time

evening

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:

Lady Cynthia Asquith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

aristocrat

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Guests


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Florence L. Barclay

Title:

The Rosary

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1909

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3634

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:

720

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 p. 720, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3634, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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