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Record Number: 3910


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thomas Hardy, to whom [Rider] Haggard sent his Norse adventure "Eric Brighteyes" (1891), was roused by "a wild illustration" to start reading a chapter nearer the end than the beginning ...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1891

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:

Thomas Hardy

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

2 Jun 1840

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rider Haggard

Title:

Eric Brighteyes

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

With illustrations by Lancelot Speed, 1891

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3910

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:

988

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 988, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3910, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from letter of Thomas Hardy to H. Rider Haggard, [?May 1891] in Richard Little Purdy and Michael Millgate, eds., The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy 1:235.

   
   
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