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Record Number: 3798


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Lady Cynthia Asquith ... believed [as she recorded in her diary] that 'Meredith is very good for reading aloud.' On 10 March 1916 she tested this proposition by reading 'Mamma [Countess Wemyss] two chapters of The Egoist after dinner: she fell asleep'."

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

10 Mar 1916

Country:

n/a

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:

Lady Cynthia Asquith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

Countess Wemyss


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Meredith

Title:

The Egoist

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3798

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:

894

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 894, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3798, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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