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Record Number: 3750


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Newman Flower, head of Cassell's, describes returning to work after period of illness to find first bound copy of Hall Caine's The Woman of Knockaloe (1923): 'I began to read ... [the introduction, signed by himself]. They were pages of adulation of the author and his beliefs. And I had not written nor seen a word of it!'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

1923

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:

Newman Flower

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Publisher

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Hall Caine

Title:

The Woman of Knockaloe (Introduction)

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1923

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

3750

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:

763

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 763, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3750, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Newman Flower, Just as it Happened (1950) 231-2.

   
   
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