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Record Number: 3759


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"... [Gladstone] ... read The Romance of Two Worlds [sic] before he met ... [Marie Corelli, in June 1889] and started on Ardath a couple of days afterwards, but when he returned to it after two months, he was doing no more than skimming it."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between Jun 1889 and Aug 1889

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:

William Ewart Gladstone

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Prime Minister

Religion:

Christian

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:

Marie Corelli

Title:

Ardath

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3759

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:

800

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 800, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3759, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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