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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Record Number: 3850


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Jude the Obscure, Edward Carpenter's Love's Coming of Age, Grant Allen's The Woman Who Did, H.G. Well's The New Machiavelli and Ann Veronica, as well as the examples of Mary Wollstonecraft and George Eliot all made Eva [Slawson] think furiously about free love.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1897 and 1917

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:

Eva Slawson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

servant, became typist

Religion:

n/a

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:

Herbert George Wells

Title:

Ann Veronica

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3850

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

216

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 216, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3850, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

See Tierl Thompson, 'Dear Girl: The Diaries and Letters of Two Working Women 1897-1917' (London, 1987)

   
   
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